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Rowan's Law

Bill 193, Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2018

Rowan’s Law was named for Rowan Stringer, a high school rugby player from Ottawa, who died in the spring of 2013 from a condition known as second impact syndrome (swelling of the brain caused by a subsequent injury that occurred before a previous injury healed). Rowan is believed to have experienced three concussions over six days while playing rugby. She had a concussion but didn’t know her brain needed time to heal. Neither did her parents, teachers or coaches. For advice on health care for concussion symptoms, please consult with a physician or nurse practitioner.

Excerpt from Government of Ontario Rowan's Law ebooklet