Legal issues of return to play after a concussion

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It is increasingly important for neurologists to recognize the legal implications of assessing and treating an athlete who sustained a concussion, then returning the athlete back to play. Poor initial identification of the concussion or failure to recognize persistent symptoms may lead to premature return to play and unnecessary long-term neurologic consequences. Becoming familiar with recent guidelines and practice parameters on concussion management is of paramount importance. Clear documentation of neurologic signs and symptoms of the patient and discussion of short- and long-term risks of concussion is also crucial. It is also important to learn about state legislation regarding concussion education and return to play.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1688-1691
Number of pages4
JournalCONTINUUM Lifelong Learning in Neurology
StatePublished - Dec 12 2014

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