April 2, 2019
On September 26th, 2018, we achieved a milestone in Ontario. We commemorated the first annual Rowan’s Law Day, proclaimed under Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 (“Rowan’s Law”).
I am writing to you with information about the next steps on Rowan’s Law as we seek your feedback on the draft regulation to support implementation of the legislation.
We welcome and encourage your feedback on the proposed draft regulation through the consultation paper on Ontario’s Regulatory Registry. I also encourage you to share the link broadly within your organization and with other sport partners, noting that feedback will be accepted until April 18, 2019.
To support implementation, we are working on developing evidence-based and accessible concussion awareness resources, a sample code of conduct template as well as removal-from-sport/return-to-sport protocol templates. These resources will be made available for adaptation by sport organizations and other sector partners prior to the legislation and regulation coming into effect.
Rowan’s Law will result in increased concussion safety in amateur competitive sport, so that our amateur athletes can have fun and be safe. We look forward to working with all our partners to ensure a smooth and successful implementation.
For additional information, please visit the ministry’s website.
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