State BOE could vote on new concussion rules
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Board of Education is set to vote on a proposal that would require high schools to inform parents, coaches and student-athletes of the risk of sports-related head injuries.
The rule that is up for a possible final vote on Wednesday also would require schools to report those injuries within 30 days.
The board took up the issue in August, sending the proposal to a 30-day public comment period. No comments were received.
Earlier this year, legislators passed a bill requiring the rules aimed at preventing youth concussions.
The legislation also requires schools to create a written procedure for recognizing injuries and then clearing athletes to return to play, including the written permission of a licensed health care professional.