Introduced by Rep. Jay Rodne (North Bend) (R) on January 30, 2009 Directs school districts to work with the Washington interscholastic activities association to develop guidelines and forms to inform and educate coaches, youth athletes, and their parents and/or guardians of the nature and risk of concussion and head injury. (See also Companion SB 5763). Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on January 30, 2009
Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 17, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. David Quall, (D-Mt. Vernon) (D) on March 4, 2009 Makes a technical correction to language in the bill with no substantive changes.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2009
Referred to the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee on March 5, 2009
Amendment offered in the Senate on March 20, 2009 To clarify that in order for a school district to maintain immunity for acts of a private nonprofit youth program, the school district must require a statement of compliance from the program in regards to policies for managing concussions and head injuries.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 20, 2009
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 20, 2009
Signed by Gov. Christine Gregoire on May 14, 2009 Requires the development and dissemination of information and forms regarding the nature and risk of concussion and head injury, including risk associated with continuing to play. Directs school districts to require a statement of compliance from anyone using school facilities for sports programs. Requires youth athletes and parents to sign concussion and head injury information forms on an annual basis and removal from practice or play of any youth suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury; and, (3) a written clearance from a licensed health care provider before the youth may return to play.