Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act
The Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act was drafted and implemented to protect the safety of student-athletes
in North Carolina and was signed into law on June 16, 2011 by Governor Beverly Purdue. There are three major areas
of focus in the law and these include: education, emergency action and post-concussion protocol implementation, and
clearance/return to play or practice following concussion. Go to the Gfeller-Waller website by clicking this
This information is also available at the NCHSAA web site at www.nchsaa.org.
Click on the Health and safety tab at the top of the page.