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Published April 19, 2011, 02:13 PM

ND Lawmakers Approved Concussion Management Rules

North Dakota lawmakers have approved new rules for dealing with concussions in school sports.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota lawmakers have approved new rules for dealing with concussions in school sports.

The North Dakota House voted 88-5 on Tuesday to give the bill final approval. It now goes to Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

It says school athletes who show signs of a concussion can't resume playing until they've been cleared by a medical professional.

The rules will apply only to school sports. An earlier version of the bill would have regulated other youth activities outside of school. The bill suggests studying whether the Legislature should broaden the law in 2013.

The legislation requires coaches and trainers receive training every two years on the dangers of concussions.

The state High School Activities Association has similar rules already in place.

The bill is SB2281.

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