All Texas High School Athletes May Have to Get EKGs Before Playing
It's rare, but there have been stories of high school athletes suffering heart issues on the field, and there's been more than one death. One of those stories is too many.
A new bill is making its way through the process in Austin, and if it's passed, it would require all Texas high school athletes to get an EKG heart screening test before they can play.
Is requiring the test a good idea? Some who are opposed think it may lead to too many other tests, and those who support it want to keep students healthy and let them know right away if there might be a problem.
The bill passed a committee this week, and heads to the House floor next. Lawmakers from Houston and Baytown are sponsoring it.
As a parent, would you want your child tested if insurance didn't pay for it?