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Head Trauma - Concussion Information


Gfeller-Waller Concussion Act

  • Any student-athlete who is suspected of having head trauma which could be considered a concussion will be removed from participation until a proper medical evaluation can be performed. Students MUST be evaluated by a Student-athletes MUST be evaluated and cleared by a Licensed Health Care Providers (LHCP) which is reqired by the NCHSAA. The LHCP should have expertise and training in concussion management. LHCPs include the following individuals: Licensed Physician (MD/DO), Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT), Licensed Physician Assistant (PA), Licensed Nurse Practitioner (NP), or Licensed  Neuropsychologist. 
  • More Inormation regarding and recommedations by the LHCP can be accessed with the link below and all forms would need to be returned on the athletic trainer. 
  • Gfeller-Waller Concussion Act (LINK) - Main link for all concussion infromation & forms.
  • NCHSAA information regarding concussions.
    • Includes links to information and mandatory forms.

 

Concussions and Athletics

  • Any student-athlete who suffers head trauma (concussion) will be required to have the appropriate paperwork before returning to CHS sports. Student-athletes MUST be evaluated and cleared by a Licensed Health Care Providers (LHCP) which is reqired by the NCHSAA. The LHCP should have expertise and training in concussion management. LHCPs include the following individuals: Licensed Physician (MD/DO), Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT), Licensed Physician Assistant (PA), Licensed Nurse Practitioner (NP), or Licensed Neuropsychologist. 
  • Return to Play Recommendations (Link)
  • All forms will be returned to the school's athletic trainer to clear the student-athlete for CHS participation regardless if its a CHS or Non-CHS injury. The school's athletic trainer will review all forms before the student-athlete is cleared to participate.

 

Concussions and Academics

  • Please know that a student-athlete who has experienced a TBI or Concussion may have difficult in the classroom. Cognitive work may cause symptoms to worsen and therefore cognitive rest should occur. Basically the student-athlete should limit or alter their academic workload. Please consult a LHCP and CHS school counselor regarding classroom academic recommdations and a possible academic plan. The LHCP who evaluates and treats the athlete for a head injury (concussion) should complete a return to learn recommdations form and submit it to CHS councliors. 
  • Return To Learn Recommendations (link)