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New legislation requires tackle-football programs to provide concussion info to parents

Tackle football programs all across the state will soon be required to provide concussion information to parents.

The change won’t go into effect until football season, but it will mean more awareness for everyone.

Doctors say the more information that is available, the better. The legislation was signed this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The governor’s office said the programs affected by this new law include any practice, game or other activity in which students participating in tackle football and is organized by a school, league or adult-run organization.

Under the law the informational packets must be available free of charge on the organization’s website.

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