Page 1 of 4 No. 123.1 SECTION: PROGRAMS TITLE: CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT ADOPTED: September 17, 2012 REVISED: April 15, 2013 May 19, 2014 June 16, 2014 March 2, 2015 REVISED POLICY EFFECTIVE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR KUTZTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
24 P.S. Sec. 5322 24 P.S. Sec. 5322
123.1. CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT The Board recognizes the importance of ensuring the safety of all students. This policy has been developed to provide guidance for the prevention, detection, treatment and management of students regarding a concussion. A concussion is caused by a bump, blow, jolt to the head, from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Typically there is no loss of consciousness. Concussion is a functional rather than structural disturbance that can change the way your brain normally works. Appropriate medical professional shall mean all of the following:
1. A licensed physician (MD or DO) who is trained in the evaluation and management of concussions.
2. A licensed health care professional trained in the evaluation and management of concussions and designated by a licensed physician trained in the evaluation and management of concussions.
3. A licensed neuropsychologist trained in the evaluation and management of concussions.
Athletic activity shall mean only P.I.A.A. sanctioned activities. School activities shall mean participation in any school activity, including major, minor and special subject areas, lunch, assemblies, clubs and all after school activities.