Rowan’s Law…is law. Seventeen-year-old Rowan Stringer of Barrhaven died in 2013 after multiple concussions she received while playing rugby. The groundbreaking legislation on concussions came after Rowan’s parents visited their local MPP in 2015. They wanted to see the 49 recommendations of the coroner’s report brought into law. Yesterday Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod celebrated the advancement in Queen’s Park.
Rowan’s Law will help to protect other young athletes from the dangers of serial injuries to the head, known as second impact concussions. The legislation will provide an implementation approach for the coroner’s 49 recommendations. These will set up guidelines for return to play after a concussion, as well as parameters and protocols for identifying and treating concussions.
Watch MPP Lisa MacLeod’s statement here: Rowan’s Law