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IMPORTANT UPDATE - ROWAN'S LAW
Submitted By Carrie Reynolds on Thursday, July 25, 2019
Rowan's Law - Mandatory Acknowledgement Form prior to Participation

This is an URGENT UPDATE regarding the legislative requirements under the implementation of Rowan’s Law by the Government of Ontario.   OHF has requested that we forward this important information to all OMHA Center Mailing to all our Association and League contacts.  

What is Rowan’s Law? Rowan Stringer was a 17-year old Ottawa varsity rugby player who died from sustaining multiple concussions resulting in a catastrophic swelling of the brain – Second Impact Syndrome.  Rowan had three head injuries within 6 days while playing rugby. She was concussed and did not know it. Her parents, teachers and coaches did not know that she was concussed. No one knew, including Rowan that her brain needed time to heal.  Unfortunately, she passed away 3 years ago.

On March 7, 2018, Ontario passed Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 and related amendments to the Education Act. However, it is important to understand that this applies to all sport organizations, schools, programs and businesses in the province.  This is not a hockey ‘thing’ – it is legislation (Ontario Regulation 161/19) from the Government of Ontario.  Attached to this email are the documents included in the OMHA Centre mailing links found in the email below. OHF Rowan's Law Association Implementation OHF Rowan’s Law Acknowledgement Form 10 and Under Concussion Awareness Resource 11-14 Concussion Awareness Resource 15 and Over Concussion Awareness Resource More specific information and details are in the attached letter “OHF Rowan’s Law Association Implementation”. 

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

 

ROWAN’S LAW INFORMATION FOR PARENTS


Steps to completing the age appropriate form:

  1. Please read the information below that pertains to the age of the player
  2. Complete the OHF Rowan’s Law Acknowledgement Form
  3. For players playing representative hockey, please have a parent/guardian complete a hard copy of the form, scan and email to your team manager or provide a hard copy to your team manager by no later than August 25, 2019.  Once all forms are collected, please drop off at the hockey office
  4. House League players or parents/guardians are asked to complete the form and bring to your first practice/game of the season.
  5. All Rostered Bench/Staff Members must provide a completed Acknowledgment Form by no later than August 25, 2019.

 

IT IS MANDATORY THAT EACH REPRESENTATIVE PLAYER'S (PARENT/GUARDIAN) AND ALL ROSTERED STAFF MEMBERS PROVIDE A COMPLETED ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM PRIOR TO AUGUST 25, 2019 OR THEY WILL BE UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE FORM IS RECEIVED.  NO EXCEPTIONS.


Rowans Law - E Booklet for Ages 10 and Under
Rowans Law - E Booklet for Ages 11-14
Rowan's Law - E Booklet for Ages 15 and Up

OHF Rowans Law Acknowledgement Form




Thank you for your cooperation.

 

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