Lindsay’s Law – Senate Bill 252
Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.5310, 3707.58, and 3707.59, became effective on August 1, 2017. In accordance with this law, 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 jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.
The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law (grades 7-12):
Lindsay's Law requires any youth athlete (under the age of 19 years old) who faints or passes out before, during, or after an athletic activity to be removed from the activity immediately and before returning to activity, MUST be seen by a health care professional and cleared for athletics in writing. Please visit the Ohio Department of Health webpage for other requirements and more information regarding SCA and Lindsay's Law.