Head Injuries and Concussions

Concussion Information, Resources, and Web Links

Required form for parents to report their child’s head injury to the school, if it occurs during the summer or school year away from school, during out-of-school sports, or during school sports. This report should be completed by the parent and given to the school nurse. Also, the child should be evaluated by the pediatrician as soon as possible after the injury.
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/com-health/injury/in-season-report-form.pdf

MA Department of Public Health – State law,  105 CMR 201.000
“Head Injuries and Concussions in Extracurricular Athletic Activities”
http://www.lawlib.state.ma.us/source/mass/cmr/cmrtext/105cmr201.pdf

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Dept of Health and Human Services
“Sports-Related Head Injury Regulations: Frequently Asked Questions”
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/com-health/injury/head-injury-faq.pdf

CDC – Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports
http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/youth.html

The National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS), Learning Center
http://www.nfhslearn.com/

Mass General Hospital – Youth Sports Concussion Clinic
http://www.massgeneral.org/children/services/treatmentprograms.aspx?id=1689

Boston Children’s Hospital – Sports Concussion Clinic
http://childrenshospital.org/az/Site3156/mainpageS3156P0.html

Sports Concussion New England
www.sportsconcussion.net