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Amy Fedel Memorial Benefit Concert21-Aug-2017

Click to enlarge ( /Flyers/flyer.jpg) BIAMI is excited to be included in the Amy Fedel Memorial Concert being held on September 9th at Green Wood UMC. We appreciate the chance to be in.. Read More...

"STATE CHAMPS!" Highlights Concussions07-Aug-2017

This past Sunday, "STATE CHAMPS!" aired a special on concussions. While this program is usually directed at teens, this episode was made with parents of student athletes in mind. It details what c.. Read More...

A Response to the Recent CTE Study27-Jul-2017

Written by Dr. Sean Rose A newly published research study, titled “Clinicopathological evaluation of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in players of American football,” diagnosed CT.. Read More...

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Brighton, Mich., May 12, 2016The Michigan House of Representatives passed the Sports Concussion Amendment (HB 5314) last Thursday. This came after the Brain Injury Association’s annual Capitol Day, which brought together constituents and legislators. One of the biggest concerns for those who came to speak with their elected officials that day was getting this amendment passed.

The amendment updates two acts passed in 2012, PA 342 and 343, which require concussion awareness training programs and a concussion protocol for youth athletes. Specifically, it is intended to allow the Department of Health and Human Services to periodically review the training program and make recommendations regarding the frequency of the program based on changes that are developed, adopted, and approved by the DHHS. It would also require any adults involved in youth sports to complete the training program once every three years, unless the DHHS recommends more frequent trainings. Finally, it requires that any youth that sustains a concussion be removed from the physical activity until evaluated and receiving written clearance from a health professional. The clearance must be kept on file until the youth athlete is 18 years of age or enrolled solely in an institution of higher education. The amendment in its entirety can be found on the Michigan Legislature website.

About the Brain Injury Association of Michigan

The BIAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by brain injury while reducing the incidence and impact of brain injury through education, advocacy, support, treatment services and research. Founded in 1981, the Brighton, Mich.-based BIAMI serves Michigan’s brain injury community through comprehensive educational and prevention programs. The BIAMI is the primary conduit between survivors and an extensive network of facilities, programs and professionals in the state of Michigan, which is nationally recognized as a center of excellence in brain injury treatment and rehabilitative care. The BIAMI also supports 20 statewide chapters and support groups that meet monthly. For more information, visit or call the toll-free helpline at (800) 444-6443.


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