Advocacy by and for People with ABI (Acquired Brain Injury)
Public Policy of the Brain Injury Network Policy Dated 3-11-12
The Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Network approved this position of public policy.
Concussion and Sports or Other Athletic Activities: The Brain Injury Network supports laws that will protect individuals with brain injuries. We especially encourage the adoption of laws everywhere to ensure that children suspected of having concussions or other forms of brain injuries be seen by medical doctors prior to engaging in any sports or other athletic pursuits. Also, we favor medical interventions when athletes of all ages experience concussion or other brain injury. We believe that people, but especially children and youth, should be seen by doctors specializing in neurology after any suspected head injury, and they should not resume any sports activities until they are cleared to play by appropriate medical authorities.