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 previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Glenn Thibeault  NDP

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

Status

Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013

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Summary

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This enactment requires the Minister of Health and the Minister of State (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.

Elsewhere

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

October 4th, 2011 / 10:05 a.m.
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NDP

Glenn Thibeault Sudbury, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-319, 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 to introduce this bill entitled, “National Strategy for Serious Injury Reduction in Amateur Sport Act”. This legislation would mandate that the federal government convene a conference of first ministers of health, as well as members of the athletic, medical and health communities in order to implement a strategy for tackling this growing public health concern.

Specifically, the bill outlines a strategy for the federal government to 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 national training and educational standards for coaches and other persons involved in amateur sport, and institute incentivized funding guidelines to assist amateur sport organizations in implementing these protocols.

Since introducing a similar bill in the last Parliament, I have received overwhelming support from right across the country on this bill. It is my hope that my colleagues from across the aisle will assist me in getting the national sports injury reduction strategy passed as soon as possible.

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