Concussion Policy

Guidelines and Information

In 2012, the Idaho State Legislature revised the youth athlete concussion law that define guidelines and requirements as they pertain to concussion and head injury in youth athletes.

The new law (Section 33-1625, Idaho code) requires school districts at the beginning of each sports season, before a youth athlete may participate, to provide the youths parent or guardian the guidelines and information identifying the signs and symptoms of a concussion and head injury and the nature and risk of these injuries, youth athletes are required to be removed from play immediately when a concussion is suspected, and a student athlete cannot return to play or participation before obtaining approval from a medical practitioner.