Young Athletes Focus of New Law

Young Athletes Focus of New Law

Parents of young athletes will soon get a primer on possible heart attacks. 

Governor Evers signed a new law yesterday that requires the state’s Department of Public Instruction to work with the WIAA on a warning sheet for parents about the possibility of sudden cardiac arrest. That includes information about EKG’s that can be used to diagnose heart problems in young athletes. The law is inspired by Kai Lermer, a 16-year-old athlete at Waukesha North High School who died suddenly while playing basketball back in 2019. 

Wisconsin already requires a similar primer for concussions and head injuries for young athletes.

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