Concussion law only as good as its enforcement | Editorial

“The Lystedt law has prompted wholesale changes to medical care and training on concussion prevention” writes The Seattle Times for Mike Colbrese, director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, notes the gains since the law passed, from changes in tackling techniques to proper helmet fittings.That adds financial incentive for the adults running sports programs, from Pop Warner football to elite high school soccer, to follow the law.Washington state led the nation in enacting the first law mandating concussion education and prevention for high-school athletes.The law is only as good as its enforcement.

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