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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 18A, EDUCATION
Chapter 40: Employment of medical inspectors, optometrists and nurses; salaries; terms; rules
Section: 18A:40-41h: Removal of athlete showing warning signs from activity; violations, penalties.
4. a. A student who exhibits symptoms or early warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest, as determined by an athletic trainer if one is on site, or if an athletic trainer is not on site, then a game official, team coach, licensed physician, or other official designated by the student's school, while participating in an athletic activity, shall be immediately removed from the athletic activity by the coach. The student shall not be eligible to return to athletic activity until he is evaluated and receives written clearance from a licensed physician.
b. A student who exhibits symptoms or early warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest at any time prior to or following an athletic activity shall be prohibited from participating in an athletic activity. The student shall not be eligible to return to athletic activity until he is evaluated and receives written clearance from a licensed physician.
c. The board of education of a school district or the governing body or chief school administrator of a nonpublic school, as appropriate, shall ensure that a person who coaches a school district or nonpublic school athletic activity who knowingly violates the provisions of subsection a. or b. of this section shall be:
(1) suspended from coaching any athletic activity for the remainder of the season for a first violation;
(2) suspended from coaching any athletic activity for the remainder of the season and the entire next season for a second violation; and
(3) permanently suspended from coaching any athletic activity for a third violation.
L.2013, c.209, s.4.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2014-03-06 15:08:19.
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