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      New law mandates regulations for concussions in scholastic athletics

      School districts have follow a new set of guidelines developed by DHEC and the department of education intended to curb the effects of concussions on student athletes
      COLUMBIA (WACH)- When schools begin their athletics this fall, school districts will have follow a new set of guidelines developed by DHEC and the State Department of Education intended to curb the effects of concussions on student athletes.

      The bill sponsored by Charleston Republican Peter McCoy and Democrats Mia McLeod, Leon Stavrinkis and Bakari Sellers, requires school districts to set procedures once an athlete is believed to have suffered a concussion. School districts must develop their own procedures based on models developed by DHEC and the State Department of Education.

      The Center for Disease Control says Traumatic Brain Injury is a contributing factor to 30% of all injury related deaths in the U.S. each year.