The Michigan Sports Concussion Law went into full effect on June 30, 2013, and was recently amended in October of 2017. The sports concussion legislation requires all coaches, employees, volunteers and other adults involved with youth athletics to complete concussion awareness training every three years, or more frequently as determined by DHHS. The law also requires Ionia Public Schools to provide educational materials on sports concussions to parents/guardians and obtain signatures acknowledging receipt to keep on record. Ionia Public Schools provides the Parent & Athlete Concussion Information Sheet to all new enrollees to obtain the signed acknowledgment. We encourage parents and student athletes to visit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website to read about the new law and for additional information.