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Concussion Regulation


 
REPORT A CONCUSSION
Complete this survey to report a youth head injury or concussion, or to follow up with a previously reported injury. 

The Cambridge Public Health Department recently passed a local health law designed to protect children (under age 18) from head injury in organized sports and other athletic activities. The law took effect September 1, 2015.

View full Cambridge Concussion Regulation (PDF) 

The Cambridge concussion law is intended to protect a greater number of young athletes than are currently covered under the Massachusetts head injury law. The Cambridge concussion law applies to all youth athletic programs that apply for permits to use city-owned facilities—such as football or soccer fields—on or after September 1, 2015.

Youth athletic programs covered by the law include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Baseball leagues
  • Football leagues
  • Lacrosse leagues
  • Soccer leagues
  • Softball leagues

The health department will post additional guidance about the regulation this fall.


RESOURCES

For Parents

For Coaches


For more information and fact sheets, visit the CDC website.

 

Created on September 2, 2015

INFO LINE

For more information about the concussion regulation, contact:

Tracy Rose-Tynes, BSN, RN
Clinical Manager
School Health Services
Cambridge Public Health Department
617-665-3807

Adam Corbeil
Recreation and Aquatics Director
Department of Human Service Programs
City of Cambridge
617-349-6229