Concussion legislation heads to Rauner's office

SPRINGFIELD - Legislation that would require students to obtain a doctor or trainer's permission to return to class or sports after suffering a concussion is on its way to Governor Bruce Rauner's office.

The legislation, previously approved by Illinois Senate members, was passed by Illinois House lawmakers on Monday.  Under the legislation, school districts in Illinois would be required to create plans on how to handle students who suffer concussions.

According to the bill's sponsor, State Representative Christian Mitchell, signs of a concussion aren't always apparent, and that the measure will help school districts evaluate head injuries.  

We will provide more information as it becomes available.
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