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Youth Concussion Act raises awareness

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On June 29, 2011, Gov. Bobby Jindal signed into law the Louisiana Youth Concussion Act. With the signing of Bill 189/Act 314, sponsored by State Sen. Sherry Cheek, R-Shreveport, youth and high school athletes in Louisiana will receive more extensive oversight in the diagnosis and treatment, as well as guidelines in removal from activities and more concise guidelines if the occurrence of a concussion is suspected.

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