260.094 Head Injuries and Sport-Related Concussion (SRC)

260.094

260.094 Head Injuries and Sport-Related Concussion (SRC): The Texas Medical Association 1) advocates for stronger University Interscholastic League (UIL) oversight of student athletic programs in Texas. Oversight should include requirements for safety training and certification for coaches and safety and technique training for athletes in line with national guidelines; 2) will work with external groups, including UIL, to strengthen injury surveillance in Texas including monitoring sport-related concussion and identify high-risk activities; 3) promotes educational programming for students, coaches, and physicians on sport-related concussions and injury prevention; and 4) encourages physicians to get involved in local development of policies and strategies focusing on injury prevention through the school health advisory councils. TMA will continue to monitor developments one sport-related concussions; offer continuing medical education in various formats on concussions as indicated; and encourage physicians to contribute to and support updates of pediatric guidelines, providing the most recent information to TMA members. (CCAH and CSPH Joint Rep. 2-A-13; amended CM-CAH Rep. 2-A-18)

Last Updated On

August 14, 2018