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2017-18 Lindsay's Law Compliance

By Dayton Hockey Association, 07/30/17, 1:30AM EDT

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Ohio's Sudden Cardiac Arrest Requirements & Guidelines

Ohio State Senate Bill 252, also known as Lindsay's Law, was passed into law in the spring of 2016, becoming Ohio Revised Code 3313.5310, 3707.58 and 3707.59. It's requirements became effective in 2017. 

Lindsay's Law is named after former Miss Ohio Lindsay Davis who became a national heart health advocate because she suffers from a heart condition. Because she was also a student athlete and could have very easily fallen victim to sudden cardiac arrest without her coaches suspecting any issues, she is an advocate for raising awareness, and providing guidelines and information to parents, athletes, and coaches.

Lindsay's Law requires youth sports organizations to provide annually information and guidelines developed by the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders to participating athletes, their parents. and coaches. It also requires youth sports organizations to collect acknowledgements from the parents, athletes, and coaches that they have received and reviewed the information provided. 

In order to comply with Lindsay's Law, DHA has created brief online sessions for parents and their players, and coaches. These sessions consist of applicable videos (16 - 18 minutes), two pages of reading material, and some brief acknowledgements.

In order to take the ice and/or remain on the ice, the parent/legal guardian and their athlete(s), regardless of age, MUST complete this online session. These sessions must be completed by the parents and players in accordance with the following deadlines:

Travel Division Teams: September 1, 2017

House Division Teams: October 1, 2017.

Coaches must complete their training prior to their first practice.

To complete your required Lindsay's Law online session(s), click HERE.