• 'Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes'
     
     
    The incidence of sudden cardiac death (SCD) among student athletes, often due to undetected heart conditions, has caused great concern throughout New Jersey. In response to this serious problem and in an effort to increase awareness and emphasize prevention of possible sudden death of young athletes, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed P. L. 2009, Chapter 260. The law established the New Jersey Student Athlete Cardiac Screening Task Force.

     

    The Task Force has completed the portion of its mandate to develop an informational brochure about sudden cardiac death for distribution to all districts in the State. In accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:40-41 school districts are required to distribute the pamphlet to the parents or guardians of students participating in school sports.

    Below is a link to the Department of Education's website for more information on Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes and otherhealth related topics:  www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety/health/services.
     
     
     
Last Modified on January 21, 2015