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Private schools in California must comply with concussion rules

A new state law in California will hold private and charter schools to the same sports safety standards as public schools.

Assembly Bill 588 was signed into law in September 2013 and went into effect Jan. 1. The bill stipulates that if a student in a school athletic activity is suspected of suffering a head injury during practice or a game, that student may not play for the rest of the day.

 The athlete may only return to sports and training after being evaluated by a doctor who is experienced in treating concussions.