Lawmaker Pushes NCAA To Revamp Concussion Protocol

Law360, New York (November 20, 2013, 3:46 PM EST) -- Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., demanded answers Tuesday from the National Collegiate Athletic Association on its 2010 concussion management policy that largely delegated responsibility for treating head injuries to member institutions, suggesting the policy was not protecting student-athletes.

In a letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert, Sanchez requested a battery of information on enforcement of the 2010 policy, which required all NCAA institutions to develop and implement concussion management plans that mandate taking student-athletes with symptoms off the field pending medical clearance by team physicians or designated...
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