HOCKEY ALBERTA POLICY:
As per Hockey Canada Policy if a participant is suspected of having a concussion, the following steps MUST occur:
- The participant is immediately removed from play, regardless if the concussion occurs on or off the ice and s/he is not permitted to return to play that day. If there are doubts, assume that a concussion has occurred.
- The participant is referred to a physician for diagnosis as soon as possible.
- If a participant is diagnosed with”concussion-like symptoms” or a concussion, the participant is not permitted to return to play or practice/training until all of the return to play requirements are met.
Written clearance from a physician is required as outlined in the return to play strategy prior to returning to activity. A copy of this documentation is maintained as per Member/Minor Hockey Association policy and procedures.