In April 2015, Tennessee passed the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act to increase awareness of sudden cardiac arrest among coaches, parents and athletes.
This legislation, Public Chapter 325, has three key components:
1. To inform and educate coaches, youth athletes, and their parents and require them to sign a sudden cardiac arrest information form before competing.
2. To require removal of a youth athlete who appears to have symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest from play or practice at the time of symptoms.
3. To require a youth athlete to be cleared by a licensed health care professional before returning to practice or play.
Below you will find links for required forms, training, and guidelines that will equip coaches, parents, and athletes to recognize and respond to sudden cardiac arrest.
Goodlettsville Parks and Recreation's Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Policy (PDF)
Parent/Guardian SCA Information and Signature Form (PDF) - REQUIRED PRIOR TO FIRST PRACTICE
Parent/Guardian SCA Information and Signature Form - Spanish Version (PDF)
Coaches SCA Information and Signature Form (PDF) - REQUIRED PRIOR TO FIRST PRACTICE
Coaches SCA Information and Signature Form - Spanish Version (PDF)
"Sudden Cardiac Arrest" - Elective Training Course by NFHS
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