Richard H. Adler Interviewed by Q13 News on White House Concussion Summit
News & Events | Concussion | youth sports
June 3, 2014
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.
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.