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Insurance for Athletic Teams   

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(a) A school district that elects to operate an interscholastic athletic team or teams shall include the following statement, printed in boldface type of prominent size, in offers of insurance coverage that are sent to members of school athletic teams:

"Under state law, school districts are required to ensure that all members of school athletic teams have accidental injury insurance that covers medical and hospital expenses. This insurance requirement can be met by the school district offering insurance or other health benefits that cover medical and hospital expenses.

Some pupils may qualify to enroll in no-cost or low-cost local, state, or federally sponsored health insurance programs. Information about these programs may be obtained by calling ________ [Insert toll-free telephone number]."

(b) The statement described in subdivision (a) shall also be incorporated into any other letters or printed materials, in boldface type of prominent size, that contain the name or logo, or both, of the school district and are sent to members of school athletic teams to inform them of the provisions of this article, or any other applicable provision of state law, regarding the provision of insurance protection.

(c) The statement described in subdivision (a) shall include the toll-free telephone number or numbers for any of the following:

(1) The Healthy Families Program.

(2) Medi-Cal.

(3) Any other comparable toll-free telephone number for a no-cost or low-cost local, state, or federally sponsored health insurance program.

(d) All notices regarding insurance protection for members of athletic teams that are sent to team members are required to be translated pursuant to Section 48985.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 130, Sec. 57.)