Concussion training now required for Indiana public school coaches
The same law will also give coaches civil immunity from being sued for student injuries.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Public school coaches in Indiana will now be required to undergo extensive concussion training.
A new law mandates that coaches complete a course on concussion recognition. It will also give coaches civil immunity from being sued for student injuries.
Last year, the Indiana High School Association got 2,200 concussion-related reports.
Originally, only high school football coaches had to be trained. Now all athletic coaches starting at grade five will go through the training.
The law takes effect in July 2017.
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