Rowan's Law - Concussion Protocol, News (Port Dover Minor Hockey)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
Rowan's Law - Concussion Protocol
Submitted By Pat Meahan on Monday, September 23, 2019
Learn about the Concussion Awareness Resources that amateur athletes, parents, coaches, team trainers and officials are required to review.The OHF Concussion Code of Conduct and the appropriate Concussion Awareness Resources must be reviewed before you can register/participate in the OHF.
Please review the appropriate age awareness document and return the signed acknowledgement form to PDMHA. All documents are attached at the bottom of this article.


The Ontario Hockey Federation was informed by the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport on June 18, 2019 that the Rowan’s Law Act and Regulations must be implemented by July 1, 2019. Therefore, after July 1, 2019 every Player, Team Official 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.


On July 1st, 2019, Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 came into effect. This new law makes it mandatory for sports organizations to do the following:
1. Ensure that athletes, parents of athletes under 18, coaches and officials confirm every year that they have reviewed Ontario's concussion awareness resources
2. Establish a removal-from-sport (RFS) and return-to-sport (RTS) protocol
3. Establish a concussion code of conduct that sets out rules of behaviour to support concussion prevention
The review of concussion awareness resources and concussion codes of conduct are expected to be in place by July 1, 2019. The rules for RFS and RTS are expected to be in place by July 1, 2020.
The Concussion Awareness Resource e-booklets are available below along with the Rowan's Law Acknowledgement Form

Roewan_s_Law_Outline.pdf

RowansLaw-Ages10andUnder.pdf

RowansLaw-Ages11-14.pdf

RowansLaw-Ages15andUp.pdf

OHFRowansLawAcknowledgementForm-1.pdf
This article has been viewed 6063 times.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 28
    Apr
    Organization
    PDMHA Annual General Meeting will be held Virtually on Thursday May 6 th 2021 at 7:00pm. Members are welcome to attend. Should you wish to attend please contact pdmha.com for login information.
  • 01
    Apr
    Organization
    The Ontario government is imposing a province-wide "emergency brake" starting Saturday.The measure comes into effect as of 12:01 a.m. on April 3. Unfortunately this will usher in an end to the hockey season for PDMHA. Disregard any scheduled/posted ...
  • 13
    Feb
    Organization
    February 12th's provincial announcement that the Haldimand- Norfolk PHU will be returning to Stage Orange next week has paved the way for us to get back on the ice. We are so excited to have something to look forward to.   In consultation with ...
  • 25
    Jan
    Organization
    For all members who have registered for Session 3, pleased be advised of the following updates:     Those members who are paying by credit card are scheduled to have their second payment charged on February 1st.  Due to Session 3 planning ...
  • 21
    Dec
    Organization
    Today, the Province of Ontario announced a Provincial Lockdown beginning at Midnight on December 26, 2020 for a period of at least 28 days. Your board of directors are meeting this week to review the implications on our session 3 plans. We will ...
  • 13
    Dec
    Organization
    Our Session 3 Program is now open for registration!
  • 11
    Dec
    Organization
    Just a reminder, if your player has been in contact with someone outside of the association that has tested positive for Covid 19 they are not able to attend practice or games until they test negative and/or isolate for 14 days. This is part of ...
  • 11
    Nov
    Organization
    Please note that when attending games or practices at any Norfolk County Arena, you must follow all of the protocols in place, including team assessment procedures. We know that staying within the public health, province,OHF and county guidelines ...
Printed from pdmha.com on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 3:32 AM