New High School Athlete Concussion Bill Filed

(Springfield, IL) — A Chicago-area lawmaker has introduced a bill that would establish a concussion oversight team in Illinois high schools. Senator Dan Kotowski, a Park Ridge Democrat, introduced a bill that would establish a team that consists of doctors, athletic trainers and other people with expertise in the field. The goal of the team would be to create a return-to-play protocol. A coach wouldn’t be allowed to determine when a concussed athlete returns, according to the bill, which is SB7.