BESE Rules for ACT 352

Pursuant to §1299.186(F) of this Act, the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME) and the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s (LHSAA) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee recommend the following Rules for a Sports Injury Management Program to the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE):


Injury Management Program Rules for Serious Sports Injuries

§501. Injury Management Program

A)  Each high school that sponsors or sanctions any athletic activity in Louisiana and which requires a participating student to regularly practice or train and compete, shall be subject to the terms of the injury management program contained in this Chapter.

B)  This Chapter does not create any liability for, or create a cause of action against, a school, its officers, or its employees.

C)  To carry out the duties prescribed in this Chapter, a school may contract for and accept private contributions, gifts, and grants, or in-kind aid from the federal government, the state, or any other source.

D)  No school or school system shall be required to incur any financial cost related to the implementation of this Chapter, unless funds are appropriated by the legislature for such purpose.

E)  The provisions of this Chapter shall not apply to concussions, as the protocols specific to these injuries shall be governed by the Louisiana Youth Concussion Act.

 §503. Protocol for Educational Training on Serious Sports Injuries (click HERE)

§505. Injury Management Protocol for Serious Sports Injuries (click HERE)     

§701. Definitions (click HERE)                                         











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