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By Eva Loayza | February 11th, 2013 - 5:13pm
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Assembly Democrats News Release

Assembly Panel Approves Diegnan & Giblin Bill to Protect Young Student Athletes from Sports-Related Injuries

(TRENTON) - The Assembly Education Committee on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. and Thomas P. Giblin that creates several measures to ensure the health of student athletes, including making medical exams a requirement under New Jersey law for students in grades six through 12 who want to play school-sponsored sports.

"Playing sports offer many benefits to young people, but for a student who suffers from asthma, a heart condition or any other serious ailment, they can be dangerous," said Diegan (D-Middlesex). "This bill puts in place several provisions to ensure the safety of our young athletes. No student should step onto a field if he or she has an illness that could be exacerbated by playing a sport."

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