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Resolution to Adopt a Youth Sports Concussion Policy

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Reviewed Date: May 30, 2017

Original Author: 
Rogers, Honna
Date of Material: 
Jan 13, 2014

Parks and recreation--Municipal resolutions
Parks and recreation--Risk management
Children and youth--Municipal resolutions
Public health and safety--Municipal resolutions

Resolution to Adopt a Youth Sports Concussion Policy

This sample resolution accompanies the policy required by Public Chapter 148 passed by the Tennessee General Assembly in April 2013 and effective on January 1, 2014.

Knowledgebase-A Resolution to Adopt a Youth Sports Concussion Policy


FOR THE CITY OF _________

WHEREAS, thousands of youth participate in recreation and sports activities every year; and,

WHEREAS, each year youth are injured during recreation and sports activities, sometimes resulting in concussions that can have long term affects; and,

WHEREAS, in April 2013, the Tennessee Legislature adopted Public Chapter 148 that requires school and community organizations sponsoring youth athletic activities establish guidelines to inform and educate coaches, youth athletes and other adults involved in youth athletics about the nature, risk and symptoms of concussion and head injury; and,

WHEREAS, municipalities are required to adopt a policy establishing guidelines in compliance with Public Chapter 148; and,

WHEREAS, the Tennessee Department of Health has adopted the Tennessee Youth Sports Concussion Policy;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Mayor and Commissioners of the City of ________ that the following is hereby approved:

SECTION 1. The City of ___________ adopts the Youth Sports Concussion Policy that is attached to this Resolution.

SECTION 2. This Resolution takes effect immediately upon its passage, the public welfare requiring it.

Approved this ___ day of _____________, 2014


City Recorder


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