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UPDATE: Gov. Walker signs concussion forms bill

UPDATED Friday, December 13, 2013 --- 5:57 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that requires parents to sign only one concussion information sheet a year for a child who participates in school and club sports.

The proposal is a departure from current state law, which required every sport participant under 19 to have an information sheet about concussions signed by their parent or guardian. The form was required for every sport, so one child would have to get multiple copies of the same sheet signed in the same year.

Walker signed the bill Friday.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 --- 6:36 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Parents would only have to sign one concussion information sheet a year for their child who participates in competitive sports under a proposal in the Legislature.

The bill up for a hearing Wednesday would change the state's year-old law passed to help better educate young athletes, parents, coaches and others about concussions.

That law required every sport participant under age 19 to have an information sheet about concussions signed by their parent or guardian. The form is required for every sport, so one child could have to get multiple copies of the same sheet signed in the same year.

The bill introduced by Sen. Paul Farrow would require a child to return only one form for the entire year, not a separate form for each sport.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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