"Traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to the World Health Organization, will surpass many diseases as the major cause of death and disability by the year 2020. With an estimated 10 million people affected annually by TBI, the burden of mortality and morbidity that this condition imposes on society, makes TBI a pressing public health and medical problem

The Traumatic Brain Injury Act was established in 1996

The World Health Organization (WHO) established surveillance standards for the Central Nervous System in 1993

The Americans with Disabilities Act was established in 1990

School Legislature for Brain Injury in Nevada

2011 Nev. Stats., Chap. 170 (2011 AB 455)


Requires the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association and the board of trustees of each school district to adopt policies concerning the prevention and treatment of injuries to the head sustained by students while participating in sports and other athletic activities. This bill also requires school districts and sports organizations that are not governed by the Association to adopt a similar policy. These policies must require the immediate removal of a student from activity or event if the student sustains or is suspected of sustaining a head injury. The student may return to the activity or event after providing a signed medical clearance from a health care provider.


Sports Legislature for Brain Injury in Nevada


Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among youth athletes are a serious public health concern in the United States. In 2011, more than 55,000 high school football players and 29,000 young soccer players sustained concussions (a type of TBI) during practice or competition. Since 2007, state legislatures in all 50 states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation to address youth sports-related concussion. The vast majority of these laws share three components:

  • Provision of education or training on concussion recognition and appropriate responses.

  • Removing a youth athlete from play or practice in the event of a suspected concussion.

  • Returning a youth athlete to practice or competition after evaluation and clearance by a designated health care provider.


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