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UIL Banned Substance Testing Protocol Released

Media Contact: Kim Rogers
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Fax: 512-471-6589
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Date: Nov 28, 2007
Category: Athletics


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUSTIN, TX - The UIL Banned Substance Testing Program Protocol is now available for review and public comment on the UIL web site.

The direct link to the information is: http://www.uil.utexas.edu/athletics/health/steroid_information.html

Mandated by Senate Bill 8, passed by the 80th Texas Legislature, this statewide random testing program will affect student-athletes in grades 9-12, regardless of sport, gender or participation level. 

The UIL has been directed to test a statistically significant number of student-athletes in grades 9-12 at approximately 30% of UIL member high schools. The selection process of schools and student-athletes will be random, and approximately 20,000-25,000 student-athletes will be tested during each of the 2007-08 and 2008-09 school years.

In keeping with Senate Bill 8, the UIL has developed this protocol for banned substance testing, procedure for medical exception and penalty structure. This information is intended for informational purposes to allow interested parties to have an opportunity to become familiar with the way the banned substance testing will be conducted and provide any feedback or questions that may arise after reviewing this information.

The public comment period will last a minimum of 14 days. There is no set date to begin this program.

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