As of April 26, 2013, Ohio’s Return-to-Play law (ORC 3313.539 or ORC 3314.03) requires that Ohio youth athletes who are suspected of sustaining a concussion, MUST be removed from practice or play. Ohio laws prohibit a child to return to play (practice or competition) on the same day that he/she is removed on suspicion of having sustained a concussion. He/she may return the following day if cleared in writing by a physician (MD or DO) or other authorized healthcare provider that they did not sustain a concussion.
All volunteer athletic coaches are required to take concussion training, available online. The training is free. A copy of each coach's certificate of completion must be turned into the Parks and Recreation Department office prior to coaching your first game. Click here for a link to the training course.
For additional information, visit the Ohio Department of Health's website.