The News Tribune
Schools don’t have to track youth head injuries in Washington. Two Pierce County legislators want to change that

Two Pierce County area legislators this year have proposed that high schools be required to track such information. A report would be published every fall for public inspection and for study by state university researchers.

House Bill 2731 is a sensible bipartisan idea offered by Rep. Morgan Irwin (R-Enumclaw) and Mari Leavitt (D-University Place). It directs the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association to collect head injury information for 9th through 12th grade athletes at the WIAA’s roughly 800 member schools.

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