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Implications and Considerations for Schools


The Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act was drafted and implemented to protect the safety of student-athletes in North Carolina and was signed into law on June 16, 2011 by Governor Beverly Purdue. There are three major areas of focus in the law and these include: education, emergency action and postconcussion protocol implementation, and clearance/return to play or practice following concussion. A copy of the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act is available HERE. Each school should maintain documentation that they are in compliance with the law.

This web site contains information and materials to be used by high schools and middle schools and medical professionals to comply with the law. At the top of the page are links for each major requirement stated in the law. This website includes forms, materials, and examples for schools to enable them to implement these changes into their schools or practices.

If you or someone at your school has questions about the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act, please email

For Additional information on the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act, Click Here



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