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Concussion

JCUSA is committed to supporting players effectively in all aspects of harm minimisation, and the assessment and treatment of concussion to create safe sporting environments.

As a player of a JCUSA facilitated sport you are aware of and agree to the following:

Any player who has sustained a concussion cannot return to play for at least 19 days and must submit an independent doctor complete Form 403 JCUSA Sport Medical Clearance Form via the JCUSA sport website page;

Accurately and honestly completing any version of a registration form to participate in a JCUSA facilitated sport, including documenting previous concussions or head trauma;

Report any potential concussion symptoms, they experience;

Report if they suspect a team mate or fellow player could have concussion;

Follow any medical advice they receive;

Adhering to the below recommendations if a concussion is suspected:

  • Not be left alone initially (at least for the first 1–2 hours);
  • Not drinking alcohol;
  • Not using recreational drugs;
  • Not taking certain prescription medications including aspirin; anti-inflammatory medications, sedative medications or strong pain-relieving medications;
  • Not being sent home by themselves;
  • Not driving a motor vehicle; and
  • Seek the highest level of medical care reasonably available to ensure concussion is managed appropriately.

If JCUSA Sport and Recreation staff have advised you that you cannot play due to a suspected concussion do not enter any JCUSA field of play or any sporting initiative.

JCUSA supports the Concussion in Sport Australia Position Statement of  "If in doubt, sit them out".

JCUSA Sport Medical Clearance Form

Please upload your completed Form 403 - JCUSA Medical Clearance Form

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