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Dear Ohio North Member,

As you may have heard, there has been a new law passed, Lindsay’s Law, that require all youth athletes, parents/guardians, and coaches to complete a set of requirements prior to participating in any sports activity annually.

Effective immediately, in accordance to Senate Bill 252, all members must follow and adhere to the Lindsay’s Law: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Athletes and its requirements.


What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

A Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, cutting off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. Sudden cardiac arrest is fatal if not treated immediately, most often by a defibrillator.


Lindsay’s Law

Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.5310, 3707.58 and 3707.59 went into effect 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:

For parents/guardians and youth athletes:

Required video

Required SCA Informational Handout

Required Signature Form

For coaches:

Required video

Required SCA Informational Handout

 

We are aware many teams are in the process or have already been activated and approved to play. At this time the clubs and leagues must have their members do the following:

 

Parents/Guardians:

-Watch Required Video

-Download and/or be handed the SCA Informational Handout

-Sign the Required Signature Form

 

Athletes (no age minimum):

-Sign the same Required Signature Form that your parent/guardian has signed

 

Coaches:

-Watch the Required Coach Video

-Download and/or be handed the SCA Information Handout specifically for coaches