Concussion Safety--Rowans Law

Hello everyone,

As the indoor season approaches, we would like to take this time to get everyone familiar with Rowan's Law and make sure that all athletes, coaches, parents and trainers understand the policies and have confirmed and read the awareness forms of this mandatory requirement.

Below is the information regarding Rowan's Law and the resources you need to know about this law.

The mandatory requirements of Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 include the review of Concussion Awareness Resources and Concussion Codes of Conduct and will be in effect starting July 1, 2019. This Law makes it mandatory for sports organizations to:

  • Ensure that athletes under 26 years of age, parents of athletes under 18, coaches, team trainers and officials confirm every year they have reviewed Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources.
  • Establish a Concussion Code of Conduct that sets out rules of behaviour to support concussion prevention.
  • Establish a Removal-from-Sport and Return-to-Sport protocol.

For more resources on Rowan’s Law click the following links:

The OVA Concussion Code of Conduct for Athletes and Parents/Guardians and the Concussion Code of Conduct and Review of Concussion Awareness Resource Acknowledgment Form is included in the Individual OVA Registration Form. Click here.

For a more comprehensive understanding, click this link.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Thank you,



If a CONCUSSION is suspected or confirmed this form must be filled out and returned to the club within 48hrs before an athlete will be allowed to return to the court.

Please scan and email to Darlene -


Before an athlete can return to play after a CONCUSSION diagnosis, this document must be signed and returned to the club.

Please Scan and email to Darlene -

CONCUSSION Medical Clearance Letter