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Maryland Sports-Brain Injury Task Force to Hold Public Hearing

The Maryland State Department of Education’s Traumatic Brain Injury/Sports Related Concussion-Task Force  will hold a public hearing on October 29, 2012 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the State Board room at 200 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore.

The purpose of the hearing is to gather information and testimony from interested citizens on Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussions in interscholastic athletes in Maryland Public Schools.  Topics of interest may include best practices for recognizing concussion signs and symptoms, removal and return to play, parent, coach and student awareness, protective equipment and prevention strategies.

Advance registration for the public hearing is required. Contact Sharon Komornik at 410.767.0555 by close of business on October 25, 2012 if you wish to provide public comments.  Three minutes will be allotted for oral comments with no limits placed on written comments. 

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