Concussions - HB 2038

    CONCUSSIONS - House Bill (HB) 2038

According to the CDC - A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist
in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching / damaging
brain cells and interfering with normal function of the brain. 

The understanding of sports-related concussion has evolved dramatically in recent years. We now know that young athletes are particularly vulnerable to the effects of a concussion.
HB 2038 as passed by the 82nd Legislature and signed by the Governor also added section 38.158 to the Texas Education Code, which concerns training requirements for coaches,
athletic trainers and potential members of a Concussion Oversight Team in the subject matter
of concussions, including evaluation, prevention, symptoms, risks, and long-term effects.
The Mission CISD Concussion Policy is reviewed annually and was last updated
July 2023.