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Ontario concussion safety legislation sets standard for Canada, lawyers say

Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 9:40 AM | By Amanda Jerome

Ontario has become a national leader in concussion management by passing legislation aimed at protecting amateur athletes. The new law sets an example that, lawyers say, may be adopted nationwide.

Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018, passed on March 6, is the government’s response to a report from the Rowan’s Law Advisory Committee released in September 2017. The committee was established to review recommendations made by a coroner’s inquest into the death of Rowan Stringer.

Stringer, a 17-year-old rugby player, died in 2013 after sustaining multiple concussions....