Beginning July 1, 2011 all youth sporting organizations utilizing government property (school fields, park and recreation fields, etc.) in the State of Maryland are required to provide parents and athletes with information regarding concussion awareness. The State of Maryland passed General Code 14-501 which requires children under 18 who have suffered a head injury while playing on a state or county field be removed from play for evaluation. In order to return to play, the player must obtain written clearance from a licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussion.