Wisconsin Assembly adopts concussion rules

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly has approved a bill that sets up concussion protocols for school sports.

Under the Democratic proposal, the state Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association would develop guidelines for educating coaches and parents about concussions.

Players would not be allowed to participate in until they and their guardians sign and return a sheet detailing concussions and head injuries.

Any player suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury would have to be removed from the game or practice immediately and would not be allowed to participate again until he or she gets written clearance to play from a health care professional trained in concussions and head injuries.

The Assembly passed the bill on a voice vote. It goes next to the state Senate.