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August 19, 2021 - Tracing Sports Safety Policy In Washington



The Brain Injury Alliance of Washington has been involved in improving sports safety policy for kids for over a decade. In this episode, Deborah speaks with three key players who have helped BIAWA improve sports policy in the state and across the nation: the University of Washington’s Dr. Stan Herring, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Justin Kesterson, and Richard Adler, a renowned personal injury attorney with the firm Adler Giersch. The four discuss the passage of the Lystedt Law in 2009, which was eventually adopted across the country, the Kenney Bui rule, which passed in 2020, what each policy entails and the heroic families that honored their loved ones by lending their names and sharing their stories to advocate and pass better sports safety policy in Washington and beyond.

View and download the Return to Practice and Competition for Athletes with a Suspected Concussion Form that resulted from the Kenney Bui Rule.

If you’d like to get in touch with the guests from this episode, you can find their emails below:

Dr. Stan Herring: sherring@uw.edu
Richard Adler: radler@adlergiersch.com
Justin Kesterson: jkerterson@wiaa.com

Brain Injury Today is the official podcast of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington. Hosted by BIAWA Executive Director Deborah Crawley, the show brings listeners inspiring conversations with survivors, researchers, counselors, caretakers and more, in an effort to strengthen connections within the brain injury community.

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