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Lawmaker pushes another effort on high school sports concussions

As researchers learn more about the often crippling effects on sports-related concussions, legislators across the country worked to establish protocols and procedures for student athletes. Over the last five years, every state passed laws on concussions for young athletes; most focused on education and what’s called Return to Play policies. Illinois State Senator Dan Kotowski [kah-TAU-skee] is hoping to get more specific with a new bill that calls for school districts to create concussion oversight teams of trained professionals. The senator and Dr. Steve Devick, inventor of a sideline evaluation test that helps players, parents coaches and trainers determine if an athlete is OK to return to play (Flickr/Loves_TaiShan)

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