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Florida Adopts ARCI Medication Penalties

The Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering in Florida has now adopted the December 2014 version of the ARCI Recommended Penalties for medication violations which originally was to have started by statute in January of 2016. The new rule 61D-6.011 went into effect on September 5, 2018 and will apply to all positive tests beginning on that date. The recommended penalties which are found on pages 27-30 of the December 2014 ARCI Guidelines range from written warnings to suspensions and purse redistributions depending on the category of the drug and the alleged offender’s history.

See the rules here under View Rule, https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleNo.asp?id=61D-6.011,  or stop by the FHBPA trailer at Gulfstream for a copy.