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Injury & Violence Prevention

Student Athlete Concussions Law

The Student Athlete Concussions Law went into effect on June 7, 2013. The Student Athlete Concussions Law outlines requirements for South Carolina High School League-sanctioned events. The information on this web page is provided to assist South Carolina school districts in complying with this law.

Click here to read the SC Student Athlete Concussions Law

Forms referenced in the Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport:

Model Policies

This section includes policy statements and guidelines that schools and other local or state agencies have adopted to guide decisions related to concussion management. The documents are for information only and should not be interpreted as requirements or endorsements by S.C. DHEC. These documents do not supersede any section of the SC Student Athlete Concussions Law. Documents from other states may reflect laws that are different from those in South Carolina.

Educational Opportunities

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 S.C. DHEC. Address questions to the course sponsor.

Attention: Health Care Provider Organizations

To have your concussion continuing education offering listed on this webpage, send an e-mail including a link to the course description and registration process to If possible, please send information at least 8 weeks prior to the course date.

Newly Announced Opportunities

Concusion Management in Secondary Schools for School Professionals
Monday, March 17, 2014
Columbia SC

On-line Educational Opportunities (ongoing)

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Heads Up Online Training
  • Concussion in Sports What You Need to Know (National Federation of State High School Associations)

    Follow these steps to complete this course:
    1. Click on the button that says, please login to order. In the window that appears, click Register Now.
    2. When your registration is complete you may "order" the free concussion course offered along the left hand side of the page. Continue following prompts. Although it may look like you'll be charged for the course, there is no cost.
    3. Once you've completed "checkout," you'll be able to take the free online course.
    4. When you've completed and passed the course, you have the option of printing a certificate of completion.
  • School-wide Concussion Management (Brain 101 The Concussion Playbook)

Additional Resources: