Ohio Department of Health: Lindsay's Law Information for Parents and Athletes


Lindsay’s Law: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Athletes

Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.53103707.58 and 3707.59 went into effect in 2017.

In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.

The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law:
frequently asked questions and answers, click here.

For parents/guardians and youth athletes:

We know that this is a difficult topic to discuss with your athletes. Please be aware that all staff working with your athletes are American Red Cross trained and certified in how to handle emergencies such as SCA. Please view the video, read the informational handout about SCA and why this law applied to your child, and also complete the required signature form and bring it to the Parent/ Guardian meeting on September 26th. We will also have copies available at the meeting if we do not have yours on file. You and your child must have this signed form on file or they will not be permitted to participate in practice or meets.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in regards to Lindsay's Law. We will answer any questions to the best of our ability at the Parent/ Guardian meeting on September 26th.