This bill would require a study be conducted on the causes of deaths related to high school football and make recommendations to prevent such deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (through the direction of the Secretary of Health & Human Services), the Secretary of Education, and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition would conduct the study and gather input from organizations representing football coaches, athletic trainers, parents, and healthcare professionals.
The study would be completed within one year of this bill’s enactment and include the following:
A comprehensive review of research conducted on deaths in high school football;
An evaluation of the causes of deaths related to high school football;
Recommendations on actions that can be taken by schools, coaches, trainers, and governmental entities to prevent such deaths from occurring in the future. They would also recommend medical treatment protocols to treat related injuries when they occur and ways technology and data analytics can be used to prevent serious injury and death.