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governs Concussion Management. The rule places concussed individuals into two categories:
Any individual who does not meet the definition of a youth sports participant.
Concussion Management of the General Population
Any licensed chiropractic physician who assesses, diagnoses, and/or treats any member of the general population must do so in accordance with nationally accepted standards and guidelines and must maintain a level of continuing education that keeps pace with the evolving topic of concussion management.
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Youth Sports Participants
Individuals who participate in sports activities organized by a youth sports organization.
Youth sports organization
is a public or nonpublic entity that organizes an athletic activity in which athletes are not more than nineteen years of age and are required to pay a fee to participate in the athletic activity or whose cost to participate is sponsored by a business or nonprofit organization.
Concussion Management of Youth Sports Participants
*Ohio licensed chiropractic physicians may only make assessments and/or grant clearance to a youth sports participant to return to play under the following conditions:
In consultation with an MD or DO;
Pursuant to the referral of an MD or DO;
In collaboration with an MD or DO;
Under the supervision of an MD or DO.
*A licensee is exempt from the MD/DO consultation, referral, collaboration and supervision requirements if he or she currently possesses any of the following credentials:
Diplomate in chiropractic neurology recognized by the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB);
Diplomate in chiropractic sports medicine recognized by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP);
Certified chiropractic sports physician recognized by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians AND listed on the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians National Concussion Registry (CCSP/ACR).
Youth Sports Participants FAQs
Medical Clearance Form to Return to Play After Suspected Concussion
Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport issued by the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012
American Chiropractic Neurology Board
American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians
Final Guidelines Report of the Ohio Youth Sports Concussion & Head Injury Return-to-Play Guidelines Committee
Ohio Department of Health
- resources and links to:
Ohio Youth Sports Concussion and Head Injury Guidelines Committee
Ohio Department of Health Concussion Information Sheet
Online Concussion Management Training
Ohio’s Return to Play Law: Frequently Asked Questions
Ohio’s Return to Play Law: What Coaches and Referees Need to Know
Ohio’s Return to Play Law: What Parent/Guardians Need to Know
Link to CDC’s HEADS UP to Health Care Providers
Additional Concussion Resources
The state of Ohio is not responsible for the content of external websites. A link to a non-governmental website does not constitute endorsement.
Kelly Caudill, Executive Director
77 South High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
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