'Return to learn' concussion guidelines

Posted at 9:12 AM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 09:12:20-05

All 50 states have laws that mandate when student athletes can return to sports after a concussion.

But new research reveals eight states have laws about when these students can return to school and only Illinois has standards consistent with the CDC guidelines.

Experts say none of the laws provide guidance no managing students with persistent symptoms or when to discontinue special accommodations after a concussion.