D.C.'s Mendelson to unveil concussion bill
A D.C. Council member says he will introduce a bill that would require kids to be examined by a professional if they are suspected of getting a concussion while playing a sport.
Council member Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) will join with the general manager of the Washington Redskins and others to introduce the bill at a news conference today.
The legislation would require young athletes to be removed from practice or play after a suspected concussion. The athlete could only return to play if cleared by a licensed health-care provider.
The legislation is modeled on a law introduced in Washington state, and since enacted in a number of other states. The NFL has backed the legislation.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post editors
| September 20, 2010; 10:51 AM ET
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