Richard H. Adler participated in two interviews on the May 29th new broadcast on Q13 Fox’s morning show then again on the afternoon show. The topic of discuss was the White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit taking place on May 29th. The summit hosted young athletes, parents, coaches, professional athletes, military service members and medical experts.
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President Obama announced commitments by key stakeholders to increase our understanding of concussions and provide the resources and tools to prevent, recognize and treat concussions. Here is the full report from the White House.
Mr. Adler was asked to participate in these interviews for his involved with the Zackery Lystedt Law, the first in the nation law in Washington State preventing preventable concussion in youth sports by requiring medical clearance to return to play by a licensed healthcare provider for student athletes suspected of having a concussion. Since its enactment in 2009, key components of the Lystedt Law are now enacted in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. There is still one final step in making it Federal Law.
Seattle Magazine interviewed Richard H. Adler as part of an article on Zackery Lystedt and Washington State’s Zackery Lystedt Law protecting youth sports by standardizing return to play rules. Mr. Adler was “the muscle behind passage of the law,” as the then President of the Brain Injury Association of Washington. He now serves as the Chairman of the Executive Board.
To read the complete article, go to Seattle Magazine’s website.
Richard H. Adler was interviewed by CBSSports.com for his work on the passing of the Zackery Lystedt Law. As President of Brain Injury Association of Washington Mr. Adler formed a coalition of community partners to drive the Zackery Lystedt Law to signing by the Washington State Governor Gregoire on May 14, 2009. Mr. Adler is now former President and Chairman of the Board for the Brain Injury Association of Washington, but he still continues to push for the Zackery Lystedt Law to pass in every state in America.
To read the full article, go to CBSSports.com.
Richard H. Adler was interviewed on Kiro TV for his key role in the passing of the Zackery Lystedt Law that was signed by the Governor in May 2009. The interview aired shortly after the Superbowl. The Zackery Lystedt Law is making national headlines and many states are adapting the law in their state law. To watch the full report, go to www.kirotv.com.