Legislation was passed in all 50 states from 2009 to 2014 with the goal of limiting TBI. Lawmakers varied in their approach. For example, some states created mandatory education for student athletes, parents of student athletes, athletic coaches, and athletic trainers.
In 2010, Connecticut passed PA 10-62 which requires school athletic coaches to complete annual training on concussions and head injuries. The act also requires coaches to take a student athlete out of a game or practice if the athlete is diagnosed or suspected of having a concussion. The coach must keep the athlete out of any game or practice until the athlete has received written clearance to return from a licensed medical professional.
PA 14-66 further addressed these issues. For example, starting in the 2015-2016 school year, the act prohibits student athletes from participating in athletic activities until the student and his or her parent or guardian have read material, viewed a video or online training, or had in-person training regarding concussions.