“Michigan has become the 39th state to pass a sports concussion law, which went into effect on June 30, 2013,” writes Saleel V. Sabnis, an attorney in Goldberg Segalla’s Professional Liability Practice Group. “The new Michigan law applies to school athletic committees, which include organized practices or competitions, and also physical education classes that are part of any academic curriculum.”
In this article in the August edition of Concussion Litigation Reporter, Saleel explains some specifics of the law, and details what brought about the measures.
“Like in other states, the measures in Michigan stem from concerns that parents, coaches and students need to know more about signs and symptoms of a concussion in light of recent discussions about the physical impact that concussions can have on athletes. That concern is heightened in occurrences when the concussion has gone undiagnosed and the student-athlete has returned to the playing field without adequate medical screening.”