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No-Fault: Fix It, Don't Nix It15-May-2017

"Bad Behavior Also Applies to Insurance Companies" Thanks to the FREEP’s JC Reindl for an informative overview of Michigan’s auto no-fault situation. The series shines in underscoring.. Read More...

Capitol Day, Annual Meeting, and Spring Fling03-Apr-2017

On Wednesday, May 17th, we will be gathering in the Mackinaw Room for Capitol Day 2017. It's a chance for brain injury survivors, their friends and family members, caregivers, and professionals to.. Read More...

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month02-Mar-2017

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Throughout this month, BIAMI has various activities, events, initiatives, and special programming across the state. A few notable events lined up include our.. Read More...

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HOUSE PASSES SPORTS CONCUSSION AMENDMENT

16-May-2016

HOUSE PASSES SPORTS CONCUSSION AMENDMENT

 

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 www.biami.org or call the toll-free helpline at (800) 444-6443.

 

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