Summary: H.R.2360 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/04/2017)

Concussion Awareness and Education Act of 2017

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to: (1) establish and oversee a national system to accurately determine the incidence of sports-related concussions among youth, and (2) begin implementation of such system within one year of this bill's enactment.

The data collected shall include:

  • the incidence of sports related concussions in individuals 5 through 21 years of age;
  • demographic information of the injured individuals;
  • pre-existing conditions of the injured individuals;
  • the concussion history of the injured individuals;
  • the use of protective equipment and impact monitoring devices;
  • the qualifications of personnel diagnosing the concussions; and
  • the cause, nature, and extent of the concussive injury.

The National Institutes of Health must conduct or support:

  • research designed to inform the creation of guidelines for the management of short- and long-term sequelae of concussion in youth;
  • research on the effects of concussions and repetitive head impacts on quality of life and the activities of daily living;
  • research to identify predictors, and modifiers of outcomes, of concussions in youth; and
  • research on age- and sex-related biomechanical determinants of injury risk for concussion in youth.

The CDC shall develop and disseminate to the public information regarding concussions.

The bill establishes a Concussion Research Commission, which shall study the programs and activities conducted pursuant to this bill and formulate systemic recommendations to increase knowledge about, and change the culture surrounding, concussions.