7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill makes technical corrections to the Protection of Athletes with Head Injuries
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . makes technical corrections to the Protection of Athletes with Head Injuries Act.
14 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
16 Other Special Clauses:
18 Utah Code Sections Affected:
20 26-53-401 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 289
22 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
23 Section 1. Section 26-53-401 is amended to read:
24 26-53-401. School nurses evaluating student injuries.
25 (1) A school nurse may assess a child who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or a
26 traumatic head injury during school hours on school property regardless of whether the nurse
27 has received specialized training in the evaluation and management of a concussion.
28 (2) A school nurse who does not meet the requirements of Subsections
29 26-53-301 (1)(b)(i) and (1)(b)(ii)(A), but who assesses a child who is suspected of sustaining a
30 concussion or traumatic head injury under Subsection (1):
31 (a) shall refer the child to a qualified health care provider who is trained in the
32 evaluation and management of a concussion; and
33 (b) may not provide a written statement permitting the child to resume participation in
34 free play or physical education class under Subsection 26-53-301 (1)(b)(ii).
35 (3) A school nurse shall undergo training[
36 evaluation and management of a concussion, as funding allows.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-20-14 9:42 AM