For the purposes of this chapter, the term:
- "Athlete" means a person who engages in athletic activity who is 18 years old or younger.
- "Athletic activity" means a program or event, including practice and competition, organized as part of a school-sponsored, interscholastic-athletic program, an athletic program sponsored by the Department of Parks and Recreation, or an athletic program under the auspices of a nonprofit or for-profit organization. The term "athletic activity" includes participation in physical education classes that are part of a school curriculum.
- "Concussion" means a traumatic injury to the brain causing a change in a person's mental status at the time of the injury, such as feeling dazed, disoriented, or confused, which may or may not involve a loss of consciousness, resulting from:
- A fall;
- A blow or jolt to the head or body;
- The shaking or spinning of the head or body; or
- The acceleration and deceleration of the head.
- "School" means a public school operated under the authority of the Mayor and any charter, parochial, or private school in the District.
Historical and Statutory
Legislative History of Laws
Law 19-22, the "Athletic Concussion Protection Act of 2011", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 19-7, which was referred to the Committee on Health. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 7, 2011, and July 12, 2011, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 27, 2011, it was assigned Act No. 19-99 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 19-22 became effective on October 20, 2011.
DC CODE § 7-2871.01
Current through December 11, 2012
(Oct. 20, 2011, D.C. Law 19-22, § 2, 58 DCR 6506.)