Clear actions basis of Rowan's Law report

September 19, 2017









Following a nine-month process, the Rowan's Law Advisory Committee has issued its report detailing actions to address the recommendations of the coroner's jury into the death of Rowan Stringer.

Rowan, a rugby player, died as a result of sports-related head injuries that were not diagnosed. The report was made available by the government September 14.

The Committee grouped its recommendations under five themes: Surveillance, Prevention, Detection, Management and Awareness.

ONF CEO Kent Bassett Spiers is a member of the Committee. "ONF will continue its efforts to raise the profile of the importance of prevention,” he says. "The focus of our work on concussion care standards is making sure the public receives the right care, at the right time, by the right providers."

"Our work on standards, evidence-based tools and guidelines is consistent with all the themes identified in the report. ONF takes pride in being part of the development of these important recommendations and in continuing to facilitate improvements in concussion care in the province," he says.

These tools include

Guidelines for Concussion/m TBI & Persistent Symptoms: Second Edition

Guidelines Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Rehabilitation of Adults with Moderate to Severe TBI

Standards for Post-Concussion Care