House Bill 1824 - "Zackery Lystedt Law" addresses the risk of concussions and head injuries in youth sports, with specific requirements for education and compliance by players, parents, coaches, and organizations.

Policies for the management of Concussion (Traumatic Brain Injury) in youth sports

On May 14, 2009 the Governor of Washington, Christine Gregoire, signed House Bill 1824, also known as the "Zackery Lystedt Law". Effective July 26, 2009, the Lystedt Law directly affects youth sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries and requires that:

~An informed consent must be signed annually by parents and youth athletes acknowledging the risk of head injury prior to practice or competition
~A youth athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion must be removed from play - "when in doubt, sit them out"
~A youth athlete who has been removed from play must receive written clearance from a licensed health care provider prior to returning to play
Click here to view the concussion fact sheet

Click here to view the concussion document for parents

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Senate Bill 5083 - "Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Act" addresses the awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in youth athletes, with specific requirements for education and compliance by players, parents, coaches, and organizations that use school facilities in Washington State.

Click here to Sudden Cardiac Arrest information.

This will be part of our registration process going forward.