Boston passes safety rules for college athletes

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Boston will require the presence of a neurotrama consultant at every Division I football, ice hockey and men's lacrosse event in the city as part of an ordinance approved by the city council on Wednesday.

Boston is thought to be the first city to approve legislation for NCAA athletes. 

The ordinance, which is called the "College Athlete Head Injury Gameday Safety Protocol"​, will be enforced by Boston's public health commission and apply to any NCAA-sanctioned event in the city.

The ordinance also prohibits athletes who lose consciousness or are suspected to have suffered a concussion from returning to a sporting competition, among other provisions.

The city council has also discussed a college athletes bill of rights.