Concussion certificates are good for 3 years
Concussion Bill (Ohio HB 143)
National Federation of State High School Associations Concussion in Sports – What you Need to Know: http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseID=38000
(This free on-line course is available through the NFHS. You will need to click the “order here” button and complete a brief registration form to take the course.) Follow these steps to complete the 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.
5. Once you have completed the course, please print and attach copy of the certificate to your Coaching application.
Lindsay’s Law: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Athletes
What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
A Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, cutting off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. Sudden cardiac arrest is fatal if not treated immediately, most often by a defibrillator.
Who is Lindsay?
Senate Bill 252 is named for national heart health advocate and former Miss Ohio Lindsay Davis who suffers from a heart condition and has since dedicated her career to raising awareness of this potentially fatal condition.
"Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one killer of student athletes," said Davis. "At any moment I could have died because coaches and teachers had no idea this was even a possibility for someone who looked as healthy as I did at that age."
Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.5310, 3707.58 and 3707.59 went into effect in 2017.
In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.