AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House wants schools to develop protocol for identifying and overseeing concussions sustained by student athletes.
The vote Wednesday would require districts to have a concussion oversight team of medical professionals and a district athletic trainer. Members of the team would be trained in the evaluation, treatment and oversight of concussions.
Students would also have to be removed immediately from a competition or practice if it is reasonably believed that they suffered a concussion.
The student would have to be cleared by a physician - not a coach - to return to play.