“At least 11 high school football players have died this year, either from head or neck injuries or heat-related illnesses. The most recent was a 17-year-old football player in Silver Springs, Kansas, who collapsed on the field after scoring an extra point and could not be revived.”
“Those numbers are raising concerns and have caught the attention of three members of Congress who want the federal government to study the problem. Three Representatives – Cedric Richmond (D-La.), Ralph Abraham (R-La.) and Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) – introduced the High School Football Safety Study Act, which would require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the causes of football-related deaths and create recommendations on how to keep them from happening.” [High School Football Deaths Raise Concerns, Here & Now‘s sports analyst, Mike Pesca, NPR, Nov 18, 2015]
“Three U.S. Congressmen representing both sides of the aisle have introduced the High School Football Safety Study Act. The bill, if passed, would direct the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Secretary of Education and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition to study deaths that occur during high school football and suggest preventative measures going forward.
“Reps. Ralph Abraham (R-La.), Cedric Richmond (D-La.) and Bobby Rush (D.-Ill.) would require the CDC to produce recommendations within a year.
“The government agencies would examine varied causes of death, including head or neck trauma, heat stroke and sudden cardiac arrest. USA Football’s Heads Up Football program, which educates more than 1 million coaches, players and parents each year, includes information on all of these important health and safety topics. [USA Football statement on proposed High School Football Safety Study Act
Text of the High School Football Safety Study Act
This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on November 5, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 5, 2015 (Introduced).
114th CONGRESS, 1st Session, H. R. 3986
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 5, 2015: Mr. Richmond (for himself, Mr. Rush, and Mr. Abraham) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
A BILL To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in consultation with the Secretary of Education and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, to conduct a study on the causes of deaths related to high school football and formulate recommendations to prevent such deaths.
1.Short title: This Act may be cited as the High School Football Safety Study Act.
2.Findings: The Congress finds as follows:
(1)As of October 27, 2015, seven high school football players—Cam’ron Matthews, Roddrick Williams, Kenney Bui, Evan Murray, Ben Hamm, Tyrell Cameron, and Andre Smith—have passed away during calendar year 2015 from causes directly or indirectly related to football, including head or neck trauma, heat stroke, and dehydration.
(2)According to the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, 1,207 high school football players have passed away since 1931 from causes directly or indirectly related to football.
(3)Over the past several years, the negative health effects of repeated head trauma have become clearer.
(4)Protecting the Nation’s children is one of the most important responsibilities of parents and Members of Congress.
3.Studying high school football deaths and developing recommendations to prevent future tragedies
The Secretary of Health and Human Services (in this section referred to as the Secretary), acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in consultation with the Secretary of Education and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, shall conduct a study—
(1)to more precisely identify the causes of deaths related to high school football; and
(2)to develop recommendations to prevent such deaths in the future.
In carrying out subsection (a), the Secretary shall seek input from nongovernmental entities, including organizations representing football coaches, athletic trainers, parents, and health care professionals.
Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Congress and publish on the public Website of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality a report on the results of the study under subsection (a).
The report under subsection (a) shall include—
(1)a comprehensive review of research conducted on deaths in high school football;
(2)an evaluation of causes of deaths related to high school football; and
(3)recommendations on actions that can be taken by schools, coaches, trainers, and governmental entities to prevent high school deaths from occurring in the future, including—
(A)measures to prevent life-threatening injury from occurring;
(B)medical treatment protocols to treat these injuries when they occur; and
(C)ways in which technology and data analytics can be used to prevent serious injury and death.
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A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO CURRENT STATE AND FEDERAL CHILD PROTECTION PUBLIC LAWS FOR THE ENACTMENT OF A COACHING LICENSE FOR COACHES OF CHILDREN WHO PARTICIPATE IN SRE.
AN ALTERNATIVE: NEW STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS.(posted first, December 9, 2011 by admin)
The State Government oversees how you treat and raise your Child or Coach and train-up other Children. The “Parens Patriae” Doctrine (government is “Parent of the Nation”) Grants Power to State to protect Children (<18)
The Tripartite Legal Relationship is the Coach-Caretaker + Child-Athlete + State:
Coach-Caretaker. The Coach can coach Children, Providing Coach-Caretaker complies with Special Standards of Child Care: Federal: Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act 2010 Public Law 111-320. Mandated to 50 States.
Government is the first in the line of responsibility for Child Safety and should Teach Child Protection Law to keep Children Safe and Coaches out of Legal trouble.
“No Sport is a Kingdom unto its own”. “No one is above the Law.” former Secretary of State, Condeleezza Rice. [42.]
CHILD PROTECTION LAWS:
1. Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, the first enacted Child Protection Law in 1974. CAPTA has been amended several times. The most recent amendments were in 2003 and 2010
2. Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003. Public Law 108-36.
3. Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) Reauthorization Act of 2010, Public Law 111-320,
• “Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (1974) as Amended by Public Law. 111-320, the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010 contains Section 206. entitled PERFORMANCE MEASURES. [42 U.S.C. 5116f].
Under Performance Measures, states receiving a grant under this title
— 1. Shall demonstrate effective development, operation, and expansion of a community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities designed to strengthen and support families to prevent child abuse and neglect that MEETS THE REQUIREMENT OF THIS FEDERAL TITLE.
— 7. shall describe the outcomes under the State program to demonstrate the effectiveness in meeting the purposes of the program;”
In other words when states accept Federal Grant Money for Child Abuses Prevention, and are mandated the states SHALL follow Federal Guidelines.
• State Child Protection Laws exist in all 50 states. All states accept Federal Grant Money for Child Abuses Prevention.
Thus, State Laws must MEET THE REQUIREMENT OF THIS TITLE, Public Law. 111-320, the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010. For example, Kentucky Child and Youth Protection Law: Kentucky Unified Code KRS 600-645. Juvenile/Family Court has exclusive jurisdiction for Child Abuse.
A teaching credential, sometimes called a teaching certificate, is the license conferred by a state to teachers who have completed certain state mandated requirements for teaching certification; such as education courses and passed state mandated teaching examinations. [58.] All 50 States and the District of Columbia require public school teachers to be licensed.[59.]
Amateur volunteer and employed, compensated and non-compensated, school and non-school Coaches of Children teach and instruct classrooms of potentially dangerous physical contact and collisions that frequently occur. School Teaching Certificates and licenses hardly certify Coaches for SRE Child Participations.
Anyone who is Responsible for Child Safety, Care, Welfare, Injury and/or Disease Management, even if it is only for the referral to the proper Medical Personnel, particularly when that person(s) has Temporary Substitute Custody and Control of the Child, should be Licensed by the state.
All Professions and Occupations, who care for, teach and mentor susceptible, vulnerable populations, such as patients, school children and Athletes, have a unique Responsibility that accompanies their Power Position.
Coaches, Teachers, Doctors, Athletic Trainers and Nurses are prime examples among many others.
The potential for Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries and Deaths are substantial for Coaches, Para-medical and Medical professionals because of the populations for whom they care and their legal duty to Children and Youth. Close oversight is necessary.
The Coach Jerry Sandusky-Penn State Football Child Athlete Sex Abuse Scandal, resulting from the Grand Jury indictment November, 2012, has raised many questions.
Before retirement, “Sandusky was regarded as an integral part of Penn State’s football success, which galvanized the most disparate corners of the state and turned the university’s athletics officials into power brokers. Nittany Lions games regularly have capacity crowds in excess of 107,000, and the football program generates more than $70 million in revenue annually, according to Forbes magazine.” [43.]
Immediately, the underbelly of this and other Sports Scandals appears. The enormous popularity of Sports and vast revenue generated are the reasons for some Sport Communities’ Dysfunctional Behaviors.
The “Bottom Line” is persistent and pervasive. Publication in Forbes magazine speaks volumes since the Mission Statement says, Forbes Magazine publishes “information resources for the world’s business leaders.” Yes. Amateur Sports are about business, not Athletes.
Sports have evolved into “Business Centered Activities” not “Child and Youth Centered Sports”. It appears some in the “Sports Business” have turned a “Blind Eye” to unlawful Child Abuse Behavior by Powerful Coach Offenders, while protecting their “Bottom Lines”.
The dark side of the scandal was that “Sandusky hosted many summer football camps at The Second Mile, a children’s charity he founded in State College, Pennsylvania in 1977.” [20.]
Children who were allegedly Sexually Abused were aspiring Child Football Athletes, underage minors, who attended Football Summer Camp at the Second Mile.
And, Dec. 8, 2011 Former Syracuse University assistant men’s basketball coach Bernie Fine was sued by a man alleging he was sexually abused as a 13-year-old in a Pittsburgh hotel room. [47.]
Again, Dec 10, 2011 Memphis police opened an investigation into sexual abuse allegations against AAU, Amateur Athletic Union, President Bobby Dodd that date to the 1980s.
The AAU, one of the biggest U.S. nonprofit volunteer sports organizations, develops amateur sports and physical fitness programs for athletes of all ages, was founded in 1888. [48.]
The above are allegations and have not been tried in the court of Law.
To begin the discussion about The Proposed Child Athlete Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act Amendment, Questions are raised from the following statements of fact:
• “There are No federal laws that require Coaching Education or Certification.”
• “ Only 4% of States require a Coaching License”
• “Only 24% require state certification.” [32.]
The Etymology of “Parens Patriae” is from Latin meaning “Parent of the Nation”. This doctrine grants the inherent power and authority of the state to protect minor Children age less than 18 and other persons who are legally unable to protect themselves.
The “Parens Patriae” doctrine is a Special Standard of Care for Children.
In the United States, the “Parens Patriae” doctrine is most often applied to the treatment of children.
The state is the “Supreme Guardian” of all children within its jurisdiction and state courts have the inherent power to intervene to protect the Best Interests of Children. This inherent power is legalized and Offenders of Children are criminalized by legislative Laws that describe the extent of child protection in a state
The basis for government’s intervention in child physical and psychological maltreatment and endangerment, sexual abuse and Human Rights violations are based in the concept of “Parens Patriae”.
Legally, “Parens Patriae” refers to the public policy and power of the state to intervene against an abusive or negligent parent, legal guardian or caretaker, and to act as the caretaker of any child or individual who is in need of protection.
“Parens Patriae” asserts that government has a role in protecting the interests of children and in intervening when parents and other caretakers fail to provide proper Child Care.
While it has long been recognized that parents have a fundamental liberty, protected by the Constitution, to raise their children as they choose, they must do so according to the standards of Law.
If parents, guardians and caretakers are unable, unwilling or fail to protect or properly supervise their Children and fail perform this responsibility, the State in which they reside has the power and authority to take action to protect the child from harm. [46.]
The legal framework regarding the parent-child-state tripartite relationship balances the rights and responsibilities among the parents, the child, and the State, as guided by Federal statutes, The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Reauthorization Act of 2010, Public Law 111-320, first enacted in 1974 and amended several times since then.
This special standard of care applies to children. This parent-child-state relationship identifies certain rights, duties, and obligations, including the responsibility of the parents to protect the child’s safety and wellbeing. [20.]
Parents are not required to secure the legal right, permit or license to make decisions by virtue of their name listed on their child’s birth certificate. The Birth Certificate is essentially the Parents’ Child Caretaker License. [20.]
There is a Special Standard of Care for Child and Youth. Every child should expect to be safe and protected when in the care of their Caretaker, who are either:
• Legal Custodians or Guardians
• or another Adult who has been entrusted-with
• or another Adult who voluntarily assumed the responsibility for the care of a Child.
• or a Person who stands in a position of trust and confidence for a Child’s Protection, Supervision, Safety and Caretaker.
The same tripartite relationship exists between Coach-Child Athlete-State. The Coach stands in a almighty powerful position for Protection, Supervision, Safety and Caretaker of the Child and Youth Athlete.
Government Licenses are issued by the administrative agencies of local, state, and federal lawmaking bodies. Administrative agencies are established by legislative bodies to regulate specific government activities and concerns. Children’s Protection, Supervision, Safety, Well Being and Child Care are specific Federal and State Government concerns.
Government Licenses are an important and ever-present feature of our contemporary society. Federal, state, and local governments rely on licensing to control a broad range of human activity particularly for potentially dangerous activities and particularly activities in potentially dangerous environments. Sports are a potential example of both dangerous activities and dangerous environments.
There are many professionals and activities that require a license issued by a government authority. Activity examples in Kentucky that require a license (same for most states):
• Health Care Professionals, Medical Doctors, Nurses
• Athletic Trainers
• Attorney Law Practice
• Public Services
• Child Day Care Facility
• Residential Child Caring Facility
• Child-Placing Agency
• Certified Child care Home [44.]
“Most licenses expire after a certain period of time, and most can be renewed. Failure to abide by certain laws and regulations can result in suspension or revocation of a license.”
“The licensing process helps to control activity in a variety of ways. License application procedures allow government authorities to screen applicants to verify that they are fit to engage in the particular activity. Before any license is issued by an agency or State Board, the applicant must meet certain standards.”
“Requiring a license for a certain activity allows the government to closely supervise and control the activity. The agency responsible for issuing the license can control the number of licensees.”
“A license is not a property right, which means that no one has the absolute right to a license. The government may decline to issue a license when it sees fit to do so, provided that the denial does not violate federal or state law. No agency may decline to issue a license on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, or ethnic background.”
All Doctors, Nurses, Trainers who are allowed by law to care for the Health and Welfare of Athletes are state licensed. Parents are likewise state licensed for Child Protection and Proper Supervision of their children by Birth Certificates and Guardians by Court Orders.
Anyone who has mandated Child Protection and Proper Supervision Responsibilities, like Extracurricular Coaches, should be state licensed.
The American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement for Child and Youth Sports Participation says that organized Sports can have many positive benefits for Child and Youth Athletes Provided adjustments are made in Sports when Sports, Recreation and Exercise (SRE):
• Provide a greater opportunity to develop rules specifically designed for health and safety of Children and Youth.
• Allow for the establishment of developmentally sound criteria for determining readiness for children and youth to participate in Sports.
• Allow for a fair process and enforcing rules. Rules specifically targeted at younger athletes can reduce injuries. Recommendations have been made to limit dangerous practices
• Safety accommodations associated with organized youth sports include many recommendations for the Sport Environment.
• The availability of Qualified Coaches in organized sports can be a key factor in providing safety and a positive experience
• Because most youth sports coaches are volunteers with little or no formal training in child development, they cannot be expected to correctly match demands of a sport with a child’s readiness to participate.
• Educational programs are available for Youth Sports Coaches, but most coaches do not participate.
• Coaches may try to teach what often cannot be learned and blame resulting failures on shortcomings of athletes
• Pediatricians can further advocate safe sports participation by promoting better education and training of youth sports coaches.
• Standards for coaching competency are available and certification for youth sports coaches should address these competencies. [50.]
• Pediatricians can work with sports administrators and coaches within their community and share relevant information on child development, injury assessment, first aid, and injury prevention. and take an active role in developing safety programs while ensuring that existing safety measures are observed [49.]
Coaching Certification Courses are offered by many schools. The United States Sports Academy, for example, offers Coaching Certification Courses. Certification of Coaches will enhance their qualifications for a State Coaching License.
U.S. High School Athletic Associations (HSAA) oversee ~24 %, 11,000,000 of School and Non-School Child Athletes (<18yrs) .
That leaves 34,000.000 Child Athletes in Grade School, Middle School, JV Teams, summer leagues, Church leagues, Swimming, Cheerleading Camp etc. that are not administered by HSAAs and don’t have comparable HSAA oversight and Safety laws that have been enacted by the Legislative Branch of State Governments.
Child Athlete Abuse Syndrome (CAAS) Education is seldom educated or mentioned in School and Non-School Sports. Licensure would significantly reduce sexual abuse and other abuse cases such as heat stroke, rhabdomyolysis, overuse injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder etc that are inflicted, caused or created on our Child and Youth Athletes.
The Definition of the Standard of Care for a Child requires that a Child must have:
• Proper Child Custodial Protection
• Proper Child Supervision
• Child Safety
• Child Health and Well Being
• Protection from Abuse and other forms of Violence
• Protection from Neglect. The Definition of Neglect is “any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caregiver, which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation, or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm,” [36.][45.]
SRE are not above the Law. College Football is not a closed society, resistant to outside intervention when Crimes occur. College Football and all SRE are not impervious to the Rules of Law. Even Colleges have minor aged Athletes.
“College Football is not a kingdom unto its own,” said Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice [46.]
A Coaching License or Coaching Credential is not a mandatory requirement in most states. “Similarly, the majority of states (59%) do not use a specific term to refer to the Coaching Credential. States label specific preparation as a certification (24%), endorsement (10%), authorization (4%), license (4%), and pupil activity supervisor permit (2%).” [32.]
2007-2008 standards were used to generate state Coaching requirement profiles. Each state profile is composed of 15 items.
• “The majority of states (51%) do not use a specific term to refer to Coaches without a teaching credential.”
For those states who use a descriptive term, “there are a variety of terms used to describe the Coach without a teaching credential. The most frequently cited terms include non-faculty coach (10%), non-teaching coach (8%), non-certified coach (6%), volunteer coach (4%), and Level I/II coach (4%).”
“Other terms cited less frequently include aide, authorized coach, community coach, emergency coach, lay coach, paraprofessional coach, registered coach, walk on coach, and coach not licensed to teach (all 2%).”
• 43% of states require coaches to have a teaching credential.
• 84% of states have a coaching education requirement.
• There are two states in the nation that require prospective coaches to have a teaching credential and complete coaching education without adjustments
• The most commonly identified content areas for coaching education are a fundamentals of coaching course, first aid course, CPR training, and sport rules training.
• 75% of States permit coaches to satisfy coaching education requirements through the NFHS Coaches Education Program, American Sport Education Program (31%), Program for Athletic Coaches Education (PACE, 4%), Liability, Nutrition, and Sportsmanship Education (LANSE, 2%), or “equivalent” program (55%). Coaches are encouraged to complete undergraduate or graduate degree program coursework (45%), as well as participate in activities association (49 %) or local agency
• There is considerable variation in the allowable time frame to complete coaching education
• 61% of states do not have any currency / recertification requirements..
• One of the 15 items was Legislative Issues where Child Protection, Supervision and Safety were to be found.
The Legislative Issues were:
1. 51% of states do not report any requirements to fulfill legislative mandates.
2. 49% may inconsistently require Legislative Mandates. Legislative mandates are specified in this section of the profile.
3. 45% The most frequently cited mandates include background check and fingerprinting
4. Only 20% mention Child Abuse Recognition Training
5. Health screening/tuberculosis test (14%)
6. Sports integrity and character training (14%)
7. Drug education (12%)
8. Moral character form (8%)
9. The remaining states vary in whether legislative obligations are required or recommended.
The Citizenship Through Sports Alliance (CTSA) published the Report Card on Youth Sport in America (2005). It identified basic measures essential to a positive, child-centered youth sport experience. CTSA assigned “grades” in multiple categories for interscholastic and youth sport programs.
“Notably, the Report Card indicated an unacceptable rating for sustaining an adequate pool of coaches who are trained in coaching techniques and safety. Clearly, there is a need to focus our attention on coaching preparation requirements.” [35.]
THE SPORTS, RECREATION AND EXERCISE (SRE) COACHING ACT.
STATE BOARD OF COACHING LICENSURE. Is proposed to include:
• Coach Certification Education
• High School Education for Coach
• Coach Background Check including Finger Prints
• The Coach Should Have Played The Sport They Coach
• Human Growth and Development Education
• Crucial Child and Youth Athlete Protection and Safety Responsibility
• Child Protection and Supervision are mandatorily substituted for Parents and Guardians during extracurricular activities
• Authority over Child and Youth Athletes
• Accountability and Obligation to the Athletic Community
• Frame and Devise Athletic Culture for generations
• Enormous Power Gap that exists between Coach and Athlete
• Must be able to Recognize Child and Youth Athlete Emotional, Physical and Injury Conditions
• Serve as Para-Medical Trainers and make examination and treatment decisions when Health Care Providers are not available.
• Prominent, powerful Coaching profession where mistakes are damaging and costly to precious life.
• Certification alone is not sufficient and does not insure oversight by any governing body.
• 50% of Child and Youth Amateur Athletes participate in School Sports and 50% in Non-School Sports
• Non-School Amateur Child and Youth Athlete Sports participation has added Protection and Safety deficiencies
• Rules, Regulations and By-Laws of National and State Amateur School and Non-School leagues, federations and associations do not include the Rules for Child and Youth Protection Laws that have been enacted into Law.
• National and State Amateur School and Non-School leagues, federations and associations foster “Closed Sports Societies” that appear to want-to-be impervious to outside interference and the Rules of Law because Child Abuse Laws are not published to the Sport Culture and Athletic Community.
STATE BOARD OF COACHING LICENSURE
The State Coaching License, administered by The State Board of Coaching Licensure, would legally
• Proclaim, enforce and administrate its Licensure Authority
• Promote the Special Standard of Care for Child and Youth Athletes like Care for all other Children and Youth
• Prevent Child Athlete Abuse.
• Ensure that Child and Youth Athlete Care follows the Rules of Law not the Rules of Sport posturing as a Kingdom unto its own.
• Promulgate Child Protection and Supervision Laws
• Responsible for protecting Child and Youth Athletes by ensuring that only qualified Coaches are licensed to Coach in the state
• Initiate appropriate disciplinary action when violations of the Amateur Coaching Act occur.
• Refer any Unlawful Coaching Behaviors and Actions to the Child Protective Services and County Attorney when appropriate.
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27. [AN ACT relating to interscholastic athletics and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky]:
Section 1. (1) The Kentucky High School Athletics Association, with assistance from the Kentucky Department of Education, shall staff and coordinate a study of sports safety to be completed no later than October 1, 2009.
(2) The study shall include a review of:
(a) The requirements and their adequacy for sports safety education in public middle and secondary schools, including heat-related and air quality issues, chronic and overuse injuries, and other risk factors;
(b) Required training programs for secondary school coaches, to include how training is certified to demonstrate knowledge and competencies of participants;
(c) Required first aid and medical assistance protocols or standards of care for students suffering minor and major injuries during practices and competitions;
(d) Data regarding sports injuries, by sport, in Kentucky and an examination of data reporting requirements and responsibilities for oversight when injuries occur;
(e) Education for high school coaches, volunteers, parents, and student athletes relating to nutrition, weight training, and the dangers of steroids and other illegal supplements;
(f) The availability of sports injury prevention programs and other safety resources; and
(g) Other information as deemed appropriate by the study group to fully examine the status of sports safety in Kentucky for high school students.
(3) The Association shall have a formal work group composed of:
(a) At least two (2) members of the Kentucky Board of Education, selected by the board chairman;
(b) At least two (2) representatives from the Kentucky Department of Education, selected by the commissioner of education;
(c) At least two (2) high school coaches selected by the Chair of the Board of Control;
(d) At least two (2) members from the Kentucky Medical Association, appointed by the executive director;
(e) At least three (3) certified sports trainers; and
(f) Others as deemed appropriate by the commissioner of education and the executive director of the Kentucky High School Athletics Association.
(4) The commissioner of education or designee and the executive director of the Kentucky High School Athletics Association shall identify the work group members within thirty (30) days of the effective date of this Act.
(5) The Association shall submit a written report to include findings and recommendations to the Interim Joint Committee on Education by October 30, 2009. The report shall include but not be limited to recommendations to improve the safety of students participating in high school athletics and any legislation that might be necessary to implement the recommendations.
SECTION 2. A NEW SECTION OF KRS CHAPTER 160 IS CREATED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:
(1) The Kentucky Board of Education or organization or agency designated by the board to manage interscholastic athletics shall require each high school coach to complete a sports safety course consisting of training on how to prevent common injuries. The content of the course shall include but not be limited to emergency planning, heat and cold illnesses, emergency recognition, head injuries, neck injuries, facial injuries, and principles of first aid. The course shall also be focused on safety education and shall not include coaching principles.
(2) The state board or its agency shall:
(a) Establish a minimum timeline for a coach to complete the course;
(b) Approve providers of a sports safety course;
(c) Be responsible for ensuring that an approved course is taught by qualified professionals who shall either be certified athletic trainers, registered nurses, physicians, or physician’s assistants licensed to practice in Kentucky; and
(d) Establish the minimum qualifying score for successful course completion.
(3) A course shall be reviewed for updates at least once every thirty (30) months and revised if needed.
(4) A course shall be able to be completed through hands-on or on-line teaching methods in ten (10) clock hours or less.
(5) (a) A course shall include an end-of-course examination with a minimum qualifying score for successful course completion established by the board or its agency.
(b) All coaches shall be required to take the end-of-course examination and shall obtain at least the minimum qualifying score.
(6) Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, at least one (1) person who has completed the course shall be at every high school athletic practice and competition.
Section 3. Whereas there is no existing requirement for a medical professional to be on-site during high school athletic events and the safety of student athletes is sometimes compromised, an emergency is declared to exist and this Act takes effect upon its passage and approval by the Governor or upon its otherwise becoming a law.
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