Rowan's Law (Whitchurch Stouffville Minor Hockey Association)

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The 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 the Ontario Hockey Federation (“OHF”), 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.

Requirements

All Registrants registering July 1, 2019 or after must have completed the review information and acknowledgement prior to registration/participation.
All Team Officials currently registered will be required to complete the review of information and acknowledgement prior to August 30, 3019. All Registrants registered prior to July 1, 2019 must complete the review of information and acknowledgement prior to participation in the first game.

The Ontario Hockey Federation have provided the following method for the Minor Hockey Association/Club/ Team to validate that the Players and Team Officials that Register with the Minor Hockey Association/Club/Team to have acknowledgement of the OHF Concussion Code of Conduct and the Ontario Governments Concussion Awareness Resources.

• Players and Team Officials will be required to review the material in person or on-line and sign the OHF Rowan’s Law Acknowledgement      Form prior to being eligible to Register/participate.

• It will be the responsibility of the Minor Hockey Association/Club/Team to retain a copy of the Acknowledgement Form, through one of the following methods:

Method 1: HCR Online Registration (most common method)
This is done while you are on the Hockey Canada Registration (HCR) page. Before you check out, you will be asked to verify that you have reviewed the OHF Concussion Code of Conduct and the appropriate Concussion Awareness Resources, then checking off the mandatory Waiver Box.

Method 2: Paper Registration
Participants, and his/her Parent/Guardian (as applicable), must physically sign the OHF Rowan’s Law Acknowledgment Form and an individual (Registrar or administrator) from the Minor Hockey Association/Female Hockey Association/Club/Team must upload the scanned document to individuals’ profile within the HCR and check the Waiver Box for each individual that physically signed the acknowledgment form.

Method 3: Paper Registration
Participants, and his/her Parent/Guardian (as applicable), must physically, sign the OHF Rowan’s Law Acknowledgement Form and the Minor Hockey Association/Female Hockey Association/Club/Team must maintain the document, for a period of not less than seven (7) years. An individual (Registrar or administrator) from the Minor Hockey Association/Female Hockey Association/Club/Team must manually check off in the HCR the Waiver Box for each individual that physically signed the acknowledgment form.

Method 4: Online Registration Completed Prior to April 2, 2020 (Availability of Rowan’s Law Waiver in the HCR)
Participants, and his/her Parent/Guardian (as applicable), must physically, or electronically, sign the OHF Rowan’s Law Acknowledgement Form and the Minor Hockey Association/Female Hockey Association/Club/Team must maintain the document, or electronic record, for a period of not less than seven (7) years. An individual (Registrar or administrator) from the Minor Hockey Association/Female Hockey Association/Club/Team must manually check off in the HCR the Waiver Box for each individual that physically signed, or electronically completed, the acknowledgment form.
 
A participant is subject 
to a Concussion Code of Conduct for each Sports Organization a participant registers with.


Applicable age appropriate Concussion Awareness Resources are located at www.ontario.ca/concussions

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The OHF Concussion Code of Conduct and the appropriate Concussion Awareness Resources must be reviewed before you can register/participate in the OHF.

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An OHF Acknowledgement Form must be completed, signed and submitted to the hockey office, email [email protected]

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