The Minnesota State high school league, and compliance with the Minnesota Concussion Law, is a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) which has implemented the basic rule for all sports:

"Any athlete who exhibited signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with the concussion (such as loss of consciousness, headaches, dizziness, confusion, or balance problems) shall be immediately removed from the contest and shall not return to play until cleared by an appropriate health care professional."

Pursuant to the Minnesota Concussion Law and the standards of the MSHSL, only an appropriate healthcare professional can decide if the athlete has been concussed (has sustained a concussion) and clearly athlete for return to play.  Once a concussion has been diagnosed, only the appropriate healthcare professional can authorize a subsequent return to play. The clearance must be in writing and a record kept on file in the schools athletic office.

The MSHSL recommends that every coach, official, student – athlete and parent should successfully complete the and FH Bell online course quote concussion in sports – what you need to know quote