Have your say into the province’s concussion safety regulation
The Ontario Government is seeking your feedback into the draft regulation for Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety).
Rowan’s Law was enacted in March 2018 to increase awareness and improve prevention, detection and management of concussions in amateur sport. It was named after Rowan Stringer, a 17-year old high school student who died as a result of concussions she suffered while playing rugby.
Rowan’s Law includes amendments to the Education Act (PPM 158). These amendments were designed to protect amateur athletes, including students, by improving concussion safety on the field and at school. Because PPM 158 will be updated and re-issued to ensure consistency with Rowan’s Law, the consultation draft is also intended to seek feedback from school boards, school authorities and provincial and demonstration schools on the Rowan’s Law regulation proposal. Educators, coaches, parents and community partners are invited to take part in this public consultation opportunity.
Your feedback will be used to confirm the direction set out in the proposed regulation.
To participate, please visit the Regulatory Registry at https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/sho ...
The deadline for the public consultation is April 18, 2019.