ROWAN'S LAW CONCUSSION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
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 Minor Ball Hockey Ontario (MBHO), 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. A participant is subject to a Concussion Code of Conduct for
each Sports Organization a participant is registered with.
age-appropriate Concussion Awareness Resources are located
www.ontario.ca/concussions. The MBHO Concussion Code of Conduct and the appropriate Concussion
Awareness Resources must be reviewed before you can
register/participate in MBHO leagues.
ROWAN’S LAW CONCUSSION AWARENESS RESOURCE
Ages 10 and Under Concussion Awareness Resource
Ages 11-14 Concussion Awareness Resource
Ages 15 and Over Concussion Awareness Resource
CONCUSSION CODE OF CONDUCT
will help prevent concussions by my commitment to:
the proper equipment for my sport and wearing it correctly.
- Respecting the rules of my
sport or activity.
play and respect for all* (respecting other athletes, coaches, team
trainers and officials).
will care for my and others health and safety by taking concussions
seriously, and I understand that:
concussion is a brain injury that can have both short- and long-term
blow to the head, face or neck, or a blow to the body that causes the
brain to move around inside the skull may cause a concussion.
person doesn't need to lose consciousness to have had a concussion.
will commit to:
any possible concussion received during participation in the MBHO to
a designated person.
- Recognizing a concussion or
possible concussion and reporting to a designated person when an
individual suspects that another individual may have sustained a
any pertinent information regarding incidents of a removal from sport
with the Player's school and other sport organization with which the
player has registered.
any pertinent information regarding incidents of a concussion that
have occurred outside of participation in the MBHO to a designated
person with your/individual's team.
- Complete Injury Report Forms
in a timely manner and ensure they are submitted to the League and/or
commitment to providing opportunities before and after each training,
practice and competition to enable participants to discuss potential
issues related to concussions.
- Maintain an open dialogue with
all athletes and participants (and parents/guardians in cases of
minors) about their health and any signs and symptoms of concussion
they may experience.
will commit to respect the MBHO Removal and Return to Play Protocol
- Understanding that if I have a
suspected concussion, I will be removed from sport and that I will
not be able to return to training, practice or competition until I
undergo a medical assessment by a medical doctor or nurse
practitioner and have been medically cleared to return to training,
practice or competition.
- Understanding I will have to
be medically cleared by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner before
returning to training, practice or competition.
- Respecting the roles and
responsibilities of all coaches and health care professionals in
Return to Play protocol.
- Responding appropriately with
Return to Play protocols if a participant is experiencing concussion
related symptoms or if you suspect any participant has sustained a
In consideration of Minor Ball Hockey Ontario permitting the player to participate in any of the activities of the Richmond Hill Minor Ball Hockey League (RHMBHL), I for myself, my family, heirs, successors, and executors hereby indemnify and hold harmless the RHMBHL, it’s directors, officers, successors, and assigns, from all costs, claims, actions, damages or liabilities, whatever their nature or however caused, resulting from the participation of the player in any activities of the RHMBHL.RHMBHL has my permission to use my child's photograph publicly to promote the league. I understand that the images may be used in print publications, online publications, presentations, websites, and social media. I also understand that no royalty, fee or other compensation shall become payable to me by reason of such use.