The Times West Virginian

Prep Sports

July 8, 2014

Emergency action plans SSAC focus

PARKERSBURG — Emergency action plans for interscholastic activities are a current focus in West Virginia.

The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission Sports Medicine Committee recently met to continue discussing health- and safety-related issues for student-athletes in member high and middle schools.

The committee consisting of medical doctors, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists and chiropractors meets several times each year.

The SSAC has been a national leader in developing the return-to-play protocol for athletes who have been identified with signs or symptoms of a concussion.

The committee has turned its attention to developing a template for schools to review their emergency action plans during interscholastic activities.

Read the full story in Wednesday’s Times West Virginian, available at newsstands or through home delivery by calling 304-367-2525 or 304-367-2527.

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