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Kentucky is considering a bill that would allow refs to force out any students suspected of concussions | | USA Today High School Sports

The battle against concussions continues to spread at pace, and Kentucky is entering the fray with a unique proposal: Let the referees decide.As reported by the Associated Press, Kentucky lawmakers are currently considering a bill that would institute referees as a last line of defense for athletes who may be suffering from head trauma. Here’s how it would work:The law passed in the commonwealth in 2012 already requires students who are suspected of suffering a concussion to be removed from competition until they are medically cleared by a licensed professional. The loophole within that standing law is that coaches are currently responsible for ensuring a potentially injured student has been cleared before they return to a game. As one might expect, that doesn’t always happen.

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