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49 Pa. Code § 16.97. Disciplinary guidelines for use of anabolic steroids—statement of policy.

§ 16.97. Disciplinary guidelines for use of anabolic steroids—statement of policy.

 Under section 4 of the act of December 22, 1989 (P. L. 702, No. 93) (35 P. S. §  807.4), known as the Anabolic Steriod Law:

   (1)  A medical doctor or other Board regulated practitioner may not prescribe, administer or dispense an anabolic steroid for the purpose of:

     (i)   Increasing muscle mass, strength or weight, without medical necessity.

     (ii)   Improving a person’s performance in an exercise, sport or game.

   (2)  The Board may impose disciplinary sanctions within the following range against the license, certificate or registration to practice in this Commonwealth of a medical doctor or a Board regulated practitioner who violates section 4 of the Anabolic Steriod Law:

     (i)   First violation.

       (A)   Minimum: 3-month suspension.

       (B)   Maximum: revocation.

     (ii)   A subsequent violation.

       (A)   Minimum: 1-year suspension.

       (B)   Maximum: revocation.


   The provisions of this §  16.97 adopted June 12, 1992, effective June 13, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 2996.

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