Pan-Canadian Strategy on Concussion Act

An Act respecting a Comprehensive Pan-Canadian Strategy on Concussion

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

Sponsor

Kirsty Duncan  Liberal

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

Status

Introduced, as of Jan. 27, 2014
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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

This enactment proposes to enhance public awareness and education and improve current practices respecting the prevention, diagnosis and management of concussion. It establishes a Pan-Canadian Concussion Awareness Week and requires the Minister of Health to initiate discussions with his or her provincial and territorial counterparts to develop a Pan-Canadian Strategy on Concussion, one element of which will be to develop a template for a Centre for Excellence in Concussion Research. The enactment establishes a Concussion Board to advise the Minister respecting the design and implementation of the Strategy and sets various reporting and publishing requirements in order to promote best practices related to the prevention, diagnosis and management of concussion.

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Pan-Canadian Strategy on Concussion ActRoutine Proceedings

January 27th, 2014 / 3:15 p.m.
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Liberal

Kirsty Duncan Liberal Etobicoke North, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-566, An Act respecting a Comprehensive Pan-Canadian Strategy on Concussion.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present an act representing a comprehensive pan-Canadian strategy on concussion, inspired by three and a half years of work by extraordinary twin sisters in my riding, Sandhya and Swapna Mylabathula. These University of Toronto students, who have won numerous academic and leadership awards for their concussion work, met with top researchers and stakeholders across the country to determine the needs for concussion.

The bill aims to increase public awareness and education and improve current practices respecting the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of concussion. It would establish a pan-Canadian concussion awareness week and would require the Minister of Health to initiate discussions with provincial and territorial counterparts to develop a pan-Canadian strategy on concussion, including a centre of excellence in concussion research.

It is my hope that hon. members will support the bill.

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