2012 House Bill 5697

House Roll Call 545: Passed

To require coaches or other adults in charge to remove a student or young athlete from participation in a sports activity due to a suspected concussion until clearance is received from an "appropriate health professional." The bill would also require schools and youth sports associations to distribute specified educational materials about the nature and risk of concussion and head injury to coaches, young athletes and parents, and require parents and athletes to sign a statement indicating they have received and read them. The bill would not apply to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA), which has separate concussion guidelines.

104 Yeas / 1 Nay
Republican (61 Yeas / 1 Nay)
Democrat (43 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (5)