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date: 06 July 2022

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Following the lead of Washington State and the Zackery Lystedt Law, all states have now passed laws that are designed to create a safer environment for youth athletes participating in sports with regard to concussions and head injury. These laws, while having a positive effect on concussion awareness, have created concern for some healthcare providers of legislated medical care. This chapter discusses the individual tenets of the Zackery Lystedt Law, its genesis in Washington State, the spread of concussion legislation across the United States, and its potential legal ramifications. Some of the major differences among states that have passed similar laws are also discussed.

Keywords: Concussion, Legislation, Athletics, Sports

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