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Ontario passed concussion safety legislation today (Rowan’s Law) to protect amateur athletes and make sport safer on the field and at school.
Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2017 makes Ontario a national leader in concussion management and prevention by establishing mandatory requirements that call for:
In honour of Rowan Stringer, the 17-year-old rugby player whose death resulted from sustaining multiple concussions, the proposed legislation also establishes the last Wednesday in September as “Rowan’s Law Day”.
Ontario is the first jurisdiction in Canada to pass concussion safety legislation, setting a precedent for sport legislation across the country. The province worked closely with key medical experts, researchers and sport leaders — most notably the members of the Rowan’s Law Advisory Committee — in establishing this first-of-its-kind legislation.
Making amateur sport safer is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
For more information about how Complete Concussion Management can support sports organizations, please visit our Concussion Policies and Programs page.
Source: Ontario Passes Ground-Breaking Legislation to Protect Amateur Athletes. Government of Ontario. Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Published on March 6, 2018 at: https://news.ontario.ca/mtc/en/2018/3/ontario-passes-ground-breaking-legislation-to-protect-amateur-athletes.html.
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