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10.01  No licensee except physicians, Commission Veterinarians or Official Veterinarians or veterinarians licensed by the Commission, or registered veterinary technicians or veterinary student assistants, or other technicians as permitted by the Judges or Registrar, who are under the supervision of a veterinarian and licensed by the Commission shall, within the grounds of the Association, have in or upon the premises or vehicle which the licensee occupies or has the right to occupy, or in their personal property or effects:

  1. Any hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any other device which could be used for the injection or infusion into a horse of any substance; or
  2. Any injectable (substance capable of being injected) which may be administered by a hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle, or device (known technically as a substance for parenteral administration) without first securing permission from the Judges or the Registrar.

10.02  In accordance with the Horse Racing Licence Act, 2015, those persons authorized by the Registrar shall have the right to enter upon the buildings, stables, rooms, vehicles or other places within the grounds of any Association for the purpose of examining, inspecting and seizing the personal property and effects of any person in or upon such place.

10.03  Subject to the Horse Racing Licence Act, 2015, participants acting in any capacity at a race meeting approved by the Registrar, by so participating, consent to the examination and inspection referred to in the Rules, and to the seizure of any hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any other device described in the Rules, and all drugs and medicaments including those listed in 6.46.01 or any kind which might be in his or her possession. Any drugs, medicaments or other material or devices seized may be forwarded by the Registrar to the Official Chemist for analysis.

10.04  A monetary penalty may be imposed in addition to, but not in lieu of, a suspension for a violation of Rule 10.01 (a) and/or (b). Reference must also be had to Rule 6.10.01.

10.05  Any licensee, who in the course of their normal duties, locates any item listed in Rule 10.01(a) and (b) or any drug, substance or medication listed in Rule 6.46.01 shall forthwith advise the Judges of their findings and take direction from the Judges.

10.06  After considering the evidence and making a Ruling concerning a violation of Rule 6.46.01 or Chapter 10, the Judges may order that the items seized be disposed of in accordance with the Horse Racing Licence Act, 2015.

Updates to Chapter 10: Needles, Syringes and Seizures

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