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     20-7-1302. Definitions. As used in 20-7-1301 through 20-7-1304, the following definitions apply:
     (1) "Concussion" means an injury to the brain arising from blunt trauma, an acceleration force, or a deceleration force, which may include one of the following observed or self-reported conditions attributable to the injury:
     (a) transient confusion, disorientation, or impaired consciousness;
     (b) dysfunction of memory;
     (c) loss of consciousness; or
     (d) signs of other neurological or neuropsychological dysfunction, including:
     (i) increased irritability;
     (ii) lethargy;
     (iii) vomiting;
     (iv) headache;
     (v) dizziness;
     (vi) fatigue;
     (vii) decreased balance; and
     (viii) seizures.
     (2) "Licensed health care professional" means a registered, licensed, certified, or otherwise statutorily recognized health care professional whose training includes the evaluation and management of concussions.
     (3) "Organized youth athletic activity" means an athletic activity sponsored by a school or school district in which the participants are engaged in an athletic game or competition against another team, club, or entity, in practice, tryouts, training exercises, or sports camps, or in preparation for an athletic game or competition against another team, club, or entity.
     (4) "Youth athlete" means an individual who is an active participant in an organized youth athletic activity.

     History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 260, L. 2013.

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