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58 Pa. Code § 15.4. Test for prohibited drugs.

§ 15.4. Test for prohibited drugs.

 (a)  The Executive Director, or an authorized representative may, upon random selection or with reasonable cause, order a boxer to submit to a test for the detection of a prohibited drug.

 (b)  Reasonable cause will be deemed to exist if one or more of the following exists:

   (1)  A boxer has been arrested for, or convicted of, an offense involving the possession, sale, distribution or use of a drug.

   (2)  A boxer has previously tested positive for a prohibited drug.

   (3)  The Commission obtains information that a boxer is under the influence of a drug.

   (4)  A boxer is observed to be acting under the influence of a drug.

 (c)  Random selection will be done by a lottery system. Each bout occurring on a given day will be numbered and the number of each bout will be written on a separate card supplied by the Commission. Cards will then be shuffled and at least one card will be randomly selected by a Commission representative. A boxer participating in the event or the boxer’s representative may witness the selection of the card. The boxers who are the contestants in the selected bout shall submit to a test.

 (d)  Each boxer participating in a championship bout shall submit to a test.

 (e)  The test will be administered either at the weigh-in, during the event of which the contest is a part or within 2 hours after the end of the contest in which the boxer was a participant.

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