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SCA and Concussion Awareness Act

July 2015

Dear FPSC Soccer Parents and Athletes,

On July 24, 2015, Senate Bill 5083, also known as the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Act, becomes effective. The law mandates that ALL players and parent(s)/guardians annually read and acknowledge an informed consent form relating to the nature and risk of sudden cardiac arrest prior to the use of any school facilities in the State of Washington. Coaches are also required to complete sudden cardiac arrest training every three years on the nature and risk of sudden cardiac arrest prior to the first practice/competition. This education shall include signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest. The new law is an important step in ensuring player safety and mitigating sudden cardiac arrest risk.

In order to participate in practices/games at school facilities after August 3, 2015, and be eligible for the 2015- 2016 soccer season, you will need to acknowledge you and your player have reviewed the information pamphlet on sudden cardiac arrest awareness. Until the consent form is read, signed and given to coach/team manager, players will not be allowed to practice or play at school facilities in Washington State.

To facilitate this process, FPSC has sent an emails to every family in the club and is posting the information to our website. Please review the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Act pamphlet and return the consent form to your coach/team manager. (In the future this will be a part of the online registration paperwork.)

After completing the steps outlined above, your local club will have a record that you have done so for this playing season and you are now eligible to practice and play.

To read more information on the new sudden cardiac arrest awareness law, as well as the concussion and head injury law, visit the WIAA website

 

If you have any questions, please contact: your team manager or Justin Luckman (jluckman@fpschools.org)