IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ATHLETE PARTICIPATION!
The OHSAA has announced that the educational materials for parents and student-athletes as required in the new Sudden Cardiac Arrest Law, also known as Lindsay’s Law, are finished and available for your use from the Ohio Department of Health’s website at http://www.odh.ohio.gov/landing/Lindsays-Law.aspx as well as from the OHSAA website shortly.
Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.5310, 3707.58 and 3707.59 becomes effective on August 1, 2017. In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.
The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law:
For parents/guardians and student- athletes in grades 7-12 in Ohio schools
This is a new requirement for every athlete that must be completed along with all other Athletic Packet information. Please click the link above to watch the video, download the informational handout, and turn the Signature Form in to the Athletic Office prior to the first day of practice on August 1 (July 31 for football).