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49475.  (a) If a school district, charter school, or private school
elects to offer an athletic program, the school district, charter
school, or private school shall comply with both of the following:
   (1) An athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head
injury in an athletic activity shall be immediately removed from the
athletic activity for the remainder of the day, and shall not be
permitted to return to the athletic activity until he or she is
evaluated by a licensed health care provider who is trained in the
management of concussions and is acting within the scope of his or
her practice. The athlete shall not be permitted to return to the
athletic activity until he or she receives written clearance to
return to the athletic activity from that licensed health care
provider.
   (2) On a yearly basis, a concussion and head injury information
sheet shall be signed and returned by the athlete and the athlete's
parent or guardian before the athlete initiates practice or
competition.
   (b) This section does not apply to an athlete engaging in an
athletic activity during the regular schoolday or as part of a
physical education course required pursuant to subdivision (d) of
Section 51220.




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