The Kansas Senate has advanced a bill aimed at providing greater protection to youths who suffer head injuries during school sporting events.


The Kansas Senate has advanced a bill aimed at providing greater protection to youths who suffer head injuries during school sporting events.

The legislation applies to elementary and secondary schools. It requires students who suffer or are suspected of suffering a head injury or concussion be removed from a practice or game immediately. They could return to practice or competition only after being evaluated by a health-care provider and getting written clearance.

The State Board of Education and state activities association would be required to develop information for schools, coaches, parents and students regarding head injuries.

Students would be allowed to participate in sports only after signing a form saying they’re aware of the dangers and risks of injury.

The legislation faced a final Senate vote Wednesday.