TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The National Football League and former Miami Dolphins star Nat Moore are calling on the Florida Senate to pass legislation that would require high school athletes to have medical clearance before they could return to competition after suffering a concussion.

The measure would also require coaches to remove any player from competition if there is suspicion the athlete has suffered a concussion. The legislation also has the backing of the Florida High School Athletic Association.

More than 30 states already have laws in place with restrictions on high school athletes who have suffered concussions. A bill to establish the legislation in Florida failed last year, but has unanimously passed the House this session and awaits Senate approval before going on to Gov. Rick Scott.

Source : The Miami Herald