PLEASE READ THE CONCUSSION PROTOCOL, PRINT AND SIGN THE FORM BELOW AND BRING IT TO THE ARENA BEFORE TAKING TO THE ICE. COMPLETED FORMS CAN ALSO BE SENT TO In accordance with Rowan`s Law, participants/coaches/employees/volunteers of the bank must submit a signed confirmation form confirming that they have read the HEO Code of Conduct and concussion awareness resources on this website BEFORE that participant can register/participate in the 2019/2020 ice hockey season. A person who has suffered a concussion may have any of the signs or symptoms listed below. They can appear immediately or hours or even days later. A single sign or symptom is enough to suspect a concussion. Most people who have suffered a concussion do not lose consciousness. All registrants, trainers, bank staff, officials and parents, if the registrant is under the age of 18, must confirm that they have reviewed concussion awareness resources and the HEO Concussion Code of Conduct prior to participating. You may download and print a copy of the e-brochure in languages other than English or French for reference.

Legal requirements for the Government of Ontario`s enforcement of Rowan`s Law. Symptoms can appear hours or days after an injury, especially in children and the elderly. If symptoms appear or persist, see a doctor or nurse. Rowan`s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018, S.O. 2018, c. 1. Ontario Regulation 161/19 This form is not on file by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Ontario accepts no responsibility to confirm that you have read the Concussion Awareness Resources. On 1 January 2021, additional rules came into force, requiring sports organisations to introduce protocols on withdrawal from sport and return to sport to improve safety in the event of a concussion.

You may want to check with your sports organization about their plans to implement their protocols. After your annual review of one of the concussion awareness resources, you can complete this optional form and provide it to your sport organization as proof or confirmation of your review of a concussion awareness resource. 1. In July 2019, Rowan`s Law introduced new rules to improve concussion safety in competitive amateur sports. Call 911 if the person is unconscious, has lost consciousness or had a seizure. Elementary and secondary school students and educators should follow their school board`s concussion policy. The school board`s concussion guidelines must be updated by January 31, 2020, in accordance with the new requirements of Ministry of Education PPM 158: Concussion Guidelines that comply with Rowan`s Law. Contact your school for more information.

Follow these three steps if you, or someone you know, suffers a blow to the head, face, neck or body and you suspect a concussion. Call 911 if you are concerned that the injury will be life-threatening, for example: if the person is unconscious or has had a seizure. Rowan`s Law: Concussion awareness resources will be available in three formats: e-booklet, video or e-module. Currently, only the e-booklet is available: parents must read the HEO Concussion Code of Conduct and corresponding concussion awareness resources for their child`s age and sign the confirmation form. This is mandatory and the child cannot participate in WEHL activities (conditioning, exercise, evaluation, games) until they are completed. Please select the appropriate link and check it. Once you`ve read the concussion awareness resources and the HEO Concussion Code of Conduct. Please print, complete and sign the HEO Rowan Acknowledgement Form for each registered player and bank staff and send it to your coach, team official or SVML board member. These forms are required for each player (and possibly parents), bank staff and officials. You must also review and confirm your review of the Concussion Code of Conduct of each sport organization with which you register. WEHL has been informed by Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) that effective July 1, 2019, Rowan`s Law Act and Regulations must be implemented for future ice hockey seasons. HEO has partnered with the Ontario Hockey Federation and Hockey Northwestern Ontario.

HEO fully supports Rowan`s intention to raise awareness of concussions, change the culture of concussions and enable safe sport participation. This implementation applies to all sports, not just hockey. Therefore, from 1. In July 2019, each player, team official and on-ice official (including parents under the age of 18) reads the HEO Concussion Code of Conduct and corresponding concussion awareness resources and signs the confirmation form. KMHA is committed to raising awareness about concussions and enforcing the rules set out in the legislation, so please note that coaches/participants/coaches/bench staff/volunteers are NOT allowed on the ice during tryout/triage/practice/game until a signed confirmation form is received from the organization. * Exception: A sport organization that is a university, college of applied arts and technology or other post-secondary institution advises athletes of all ages to follow the rules of Rowan`s Law. 1. In July 2019, Rowan`s Law introduced new rules to improve concussion safety in competitive amateur sports. If you are an athlete under the age of 26, a parent of an athlete under the age of 18, a coach, a team coach or an official, and your sport organization has recommended that you follow the rules of Rowan`s Law, you must: In 2015, a coroner requested an inquest to investigate the circumstances of Rowan`s death. The coroner`s jury made 49 recommendations on how the federal government, as well as Ontario ministries, school boards and sport organizations, should improve the way concussions are treated in this province. HEO Code of Conduct Concussion Rowan`s Law Acknowledgement Form Rowan`s Law Recognition Form Concussion Awareness Resources In May 2013, 17-year-old Rowan Stringer died of a head injury sustained while playing rugby with her high school team.

Concussion awareness resources will be available in the following three formats: Check out the age-appropriate concussion awareness resource. These can be found under the following links: No matter how many sport organizations you sign up with in a given year, you only need to review a concussion awareness resource once in that year. However, you must confirm your review of a concussion awareness resource with each sport organization you register with. For all levels, the signed form (parents and players) must be submitted before the first ice session of the year. Rink volunteers will pick up the forms at the rink as part of the registration process. This form may also remind you to complete your review of one of the concussion awareness resources next year. In the week leading up to their last game, Rowan had been hit twice and had likely suffered a concussion each time. These concussions went undetected and she continued to play.

When she was hit again in her last game, she suffered from what`s known as second impact syndrome – a catastrophic swelling of the brain caused by a second injury that occurs before a previous injury heals. Rowan collapsed in the field and died four days later in hospital. Learn about concussion awareness resources that amateur athletes, parents, coaches, team coaches and officials should consult. Anyone can help detect a possible concussion if they know what to look for. According to Rowan`s Law, if your sports organization has requested it, you must review a format every year. All three formats contain similar information. Choose the format that suits your learning style. This is a requirement that is subject to the Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) exam. Teams that do not fill out confirmation forms for all players and bank employees do not have approved lists, which prevents teams from participating in games.

The Seaway Valley Minor Hockey Association will not allow any players on the ice prior to the start of the season until the signed confirmation form is received, including skates prior to tryouts, tryouts and exhibition games.