The Student Athlete Concussions Law, which outlines requirements for S.C. High School League-sanctioned events, went into effect June 7, 2013. This information will help S.C. school districts comply with the law.
National Guidelines and Procedures
School districts should review the requirements outlined in the SC Student Athlete Concussions Law, examine national guidelines and procedures to identify best practices, and create district guidelines and procedures accordingly. Some resources that school districts may find helpful are listed below. The documents do not supersede any section of the SC Student Athlete Concussions Law.
Forms referenced in the Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport:
Here are policy statements and guidelines that schools and government agencies have adopted to guide their concussion management decisions. The documents are for information only and should not be interpreted as requirements or endorsements by DHEC. (These documents do not supersede any section of the S.C. Student Athlete Concussions Law. Documents from other states may reflect laws that are different from those in South Carolina.)
Maintaining current knowledge is essential for appropriate identification, evaluation and management of concussions. The educational links below are for information only. Inclusion here does not imply requirement, sponsorship or endorsement by DHEC. Address questions to the course sponsor.
For Health Care Provider Organizations
To have your concussion continuing education offering listed on this Web page, send an email including a link to the course description and registration process to ConcussionTraining@dhec.sc.gov. If possible, please send information at least 8 weeks prior to the course date.
Online Educational Opportunities
Other Helpful Links