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Concussion Recognition & Management
Module 1 Nebraska Concussion Awareness Act

The History

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The Nebraska Concussion Awareness Act is not just a guideline — it’s the law. As a responsible licensed health care professional, it’s important for you to be familiar with the requirements of this law.

Why the Act was Needed

The Nebraska Concussion Awareness Act was created to provide a consistent means to identify and manage concussions and to ensure the safety of those involved in youth sports. Governor David Heineman approved the act on April 14, 2011, and it became effective July 1, 2012. As of 2014, all fifty states have some form of concussion awareness legislation in effect.

To see Nebraska's law in its entirety, visit these sites:
Nebraska Revised Statutes, Sections 71-9101 to 71-9106
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History of the Act

Module 1 Nebraska Concussion Awareness Act

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