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Our Opinion: Concussion Guidelines Worthy of a State Law

from Yankton Press & Dakotan

A lot of people across South Dakota have found a lot to criticize about the recent legislative session, and a lot of that is arguably being done for a lot of good reasons.

But let’s pause here briefly to look at one good thing that emerged from the session.

Gov. Daugaard late last week signed a bill that sets up new state guidelines for how schools must go about handling concussions suffered by student athletes. By enacting this legislation, lawmakers in Pierre are responding to the growing concerns that are sweeping the nation the past several months about the dangers of brain injuries such as concussions to athletes. more

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