Rowan’s Law Day – A Step In Concussion Awareness
Today is Rowan’s Law Day, in honour of Rowan Stringer, a 17-year-old rugby player who died from sustaining multiple concussions.
Due to this tragedy legislation was established, called Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), in Ontario for concussion management and prevention.
Now, in Ontario, an annual review of concussion awareness resources for the prevention, identification, and management of concussions takes place, requiring athletes, coaches, educators, and parents to review before registering for a sport.
Rowan’s Law also includes guidelines for removal from sport and return to sport protocols.
The Law has established guidelines requiring trainers and coaches to be certified, and in many cases, complete concussion awareness and training modules before beginning the season.
For more information, watch the video below: