Rowan's Law (Mandatory), News (Sault Major Hockey)

PrintNews Article
Photo Not Found
Rowan's Law (Mandatory)
Submitted By Angel Barbisan on Thu 07 25, 19
This is an urgent update regarding the legislative requirements under the implementation of Rowan’s Law by the Government of Ontario.

What is Rowan’s Law?

In May 2013, 17 year old Rowan Stringer died as a result of a head injury she sustained while playing rugby with her high school team. In the week prior to her final game, Rowan had been hit twice, and likely sustained a concussion each time. These concussions were not recognized, and she continued to play. When she was hit again in her last game, she suffered what is known as Second Impact Syndrome – catastrophic swelling of the brain caused by a second injury that occurs before a previous injury has healed. Rowan collapsed on the field and died four days later in hospital.

A coroner’s inquest was convened in 2015 to look into the circumstances of Rowan’s death. The coroner’s jury made 49 recommendations for how the federal government, as well as Ontario’s government ministries, school boards and sports organizations, should improve the manner in which concussions are managed in this province. 

OHF Implementation

The Ontario Government has enacted Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018, S.O. 2018, c. 1 (“Act”). Ontario Regulation 161/19, the Act requires all sport organizations as defined in the Regulation (“Sports Organization”), which includes the Ontario Hockey Federation (“OHF”), to have a Concussion Code of Conduct. This Concussion Code of Conduct must require participants, as set out in the Act, to review the Ontario Government’s issued Concussion Awareness Resources on an annual basis. 

The Ontario Hockey Federation was informed that the Rowan’s Law Act and Regulations must be implemented by July 1, 2019. Therefore, after July 1, 2019 every Player (parent as well if individual under 18), Team Official (Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Trainers, Assistant Trainers, Managers) and On-Ice Official (parent as well if individual under 18) in order to register/participate must review the OHF Concussion Code of Conduct and the appropriate Concussion Awareness Resources.

Please read the information below on Rowan's Law and the legislative requirements:


Rowan’s_Law_July_01_2019.pdf


Requirements

All Registrants registering July 1, 2019 or after must have completed the review information and acknowledgement prior to registration/participation.

All Team Officials currently registered will be required to complete the review of information and acknowledgement prior to August 30, 3019.

All Registrants registered prior to July 1, 2019 must complete the review of information and acknowledgement prior to participation in the first game.


Please select and review the appropriate link for all your children to ensure compliance.


Rowans Law-Resource for Ages 10 and under  Rowan_s_Law_-_Resource_for_ages_10_and_under.pdf

Rowans Law-
Resource for Ages 11 to 14 -Rowan_s_Law_-_Resource_for_ages_11_-_14.pdf

Rowans Law- Resource for Ages 15 and up - Rowan_s_Law_-_Resource_for_ages_15_and_up.pdf

Once complete please print and fill in an OHF acknowledgement form for each player registered and return to your respective team contact, or the Sault Major Hockey Office. This is a requirement and subject to audit by OHF.   

OHF Rowan's Law Acknowledgement Form   OHF_Rowan_s_Law_Acknowledgement_Form.pdf

Players and Team Officials will be required to review the material and sign the OHF Rowan’s Law Acknowledgement Form prior to being eligible to Register/participate

Any questions may be directed to [email protected]
This article has been viewed 2016 times.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 24
    Sep
    Organization
    The Sault Major Hockey Association is looking for coaches in the following divisions: U15 House League - 1 coach needed U18 House League - 2 coaches needed If you have any interest or any questions please contact: ...
  • 24
    Sep
    Organization
    The coaches in the U18A division would like to thank all of the players that attended the draft games for this division.  The decisions were difficult. 
  • 24
    Sep
    Organization
    The draft games for the U15 House league division will begin this weekend. The draft schedule and draft teams are listed below. Note:  Please continue to monitor website for changes to the schedule. Note: Please forward any questions regarding ...
  • 23
    Sep
    Organization
    The coaches in the U15A division would like to thank all of the players that attended the draft games for this division.  The decisions were difficult. 
  • 20
    Sep
    Organization
    Registration for the upcoming 2022-23 season is now open. 
  • 19
    Sep
    Organization
    The draft games for the U15A and U18A divisions will begin this weekend. The draft schedule and draft teams are listed below. Note:  Please continue to monitor website for changes to the schedule. Note:  Please forward any questions regarding ...
  • 19
    Sep
    Organization
    As we start into a new season, we should all be reminded that hockey should be a safe, welcoming environment for players of all skill levels and background. Players should look forward to coming to the rink every day to spend time with their ...
  • 18
    Sep
    Organization
    The coaching staff were faced with some very difficult decisions to make and are so proud of the effort and passion that was seen on the ice this past weekend. 
Printed from saultmajorhockey.ca on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 7:17 PM