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  • NJ A2481
  • Requires public school students with concussion to be evaluated by licensed health care professionals before return to school; requires school districts to provide restrictions or limitations to student as needed.
Introduced
(2/4/2016)
In Committee
(9/19/2016)
Crossed Over
(9/29/2016)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill provides that a student enrolled in a school district who sustains a concussion must receive an evaluation by a licensed health care professional and written clearance from the licensed health care professional to return to school. In the event that the licensed health care professional provides notice that the student requires restrictions or limitations, the school district 504 team, as defined in N.J.A.C.6A:8-1.3, (a group of persons that makes program and placement decisions according to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794, and 34 CFR § 104.35(c)), must immediately implement the restrictions or limitations and notify all teachers and staff who have contact with the student of the restrictions or limitations. The school district's 504 team would promptly identify the manner in which the restrictions or limitations would be provided to the student during recovery and the need for the continuation or adjustment of the restrictions or limitations, and to determine the duration of the restrictions or limitations. The bill also provides that a student enrolled in a school district who sustains a concussion is prohibited from engaging in any physical activity at school including, but not limited to, recess or physical education. The student may not participate in any physical activity until evaluated by a licensed health care professional and receives written clearance to participate. As defined in the bill, "licensed health care professional" means a health care provider whose scope of practice includes the ability to diagnose and treat concussion.
Education, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Passed Assembly
Received in the Senate without Reference, 2nd Reading  (on 10/5/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
10/5/2016 S Received in the Senate without Reference, 2nd Reading
9/29/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (73-0-0)
9/19/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
9/19/2016 Assembly Education Hearing (10:00 9/19/2016 Committee Room 16, 4th Floor)
2/4/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 9/29/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 73 0 7
Detail 9/19/2016 Assembly Education Committee: Reported Favorably 11 0 0