National Strategy for Serious Injury Reduction in Amateur Sport Act

An Act respecting a national strategy to reduce the incidence of serious injury in amateur sport

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

Sponsor

Glenn Thibeault  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Feb. 8, 2011
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment requires the Minister of Health and the Minister of State for Sport to convene a conference with the provincial and territorial ministers responsible for health and sport and with representatives of the athletic and medical communities for the purpose of developing a national strategy to reduce the incidence of serious injury in amateur sport. It also authorizes the Minister of Finance to establish guidelines in respect of the allocation of funding to provincial and territorial governments that have enacted legislation to implement that strategy.

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National Strategy for Serious Injury Reduction in Amateur Sport Act
Routine Proceedings

February 8th, 2011 / 10 a.m.
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NDP

Glenn Thibeault Sudbury, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-616, An Act respecting a national strategy to reduce the incidence of serious injury in amateur sport.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to stand in the House today to introduce a bill that represents an important first step in addressing the serious concussion epidemic plaguing our sports community. This bill is the result of a great deal of research and consultation with the sports, health and academic communities.

This bill is entitled an act respecting a national strategy to reduce the incidence of serious injury in amateur sport. If passed, the bill will create a national sports injury surveillance and data collection system, establish substantive concussion guidelines, including a sufficient deterrent mechanism to ensure athletes are not being returned to play against expressed medical recommendations, create a national strategy and educational standards for coaches and other persons involved in amateur sport, and institute incentivized funding guidelines to assist amateur sports organizations in implementing these protocols.

I encourage all members to support the bill. I encourage the government to review the contents of the bill and consider what is being asked. The government has an opportunity to take a leadership role on this public health crisis and I hope for the sake of our young athletes that it rises to the challenge.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)