New Georgia Law to Protect Young Athletes

Parents across the state can breathe a sigh of relief after Governor Deal signed the Return to Play Act into law tuesday morning. Reporter Christine Dial worked today to learn more about the new safety policies.

Starting on January 1, 2014 there will be new mandatory policies for young athletes who show signs of a concussions on the field. The law will also make it mandatory to educate all parents about the dangers of these kinds of head injuries.

Deal signed the bill at a ceremony held at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite hospital. Many former Children’s Healthcare patients who have been injured and concussed at their sporting events came to the signing to show their support for the new law.

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