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Bill C-566

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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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