As of September 1986, the NCAA implemented a drug-testing program for NCAA competition. In addition, all student-athletes at Louisiana State University will be subjected to drug screening according to both the University and Southeastern Conference guidelines. Rationale for Drug Testing The drug-testing program was initiated to provide clean equitable competition for student-athletes competing in NCAA championships in all sports. The goal of LSU’s illicit drug use prevention and screening policy is twofold:
1. To prevent use of illicit drugs by members of all University athletic teams. 2. To detect and then educate and rehabilitate those team members who have
Drug Testing Procedure The drug-testing program involves urine collection at NCAA certified championship events and laboratory analysis for substances on a list of banned drugs developed by the NCAA Executive Committee. This list includes illegal drugs as well as many over-the- counter medications. In addition, LSU Athletic Department, through the use of an independent private testing firm, shall, from time to time, screen or test members of all athletic teams for the presence of illicit drugs. All test results will be reported to the Athletic Director and/or designee. The Athletic Director will notify the head coach of the sport in which the student-athlete’s urine sample has a positive result. Drugs That Are Tested The testing list is comprised of drugs generally purported to be performance enhancing and/or potentially harmful to the health and safety of the student-athlete. The drug classes specifically include stimulants (such as amphetamines and cocaine), anabolic steroids, “street drugs” as well as other drugs. For a full list of banned substances, refer to page 3 of this document or your student handbook. NCAA-- Ineligibility for Use of Banned Drugs Bylaw 18.104.22.168 provides that a student-athlete who is found to have utilized a substance on the list of banned drugs shall be declared ineligible for further participation in postseason and regular-season competition during the time period ending one calendar year after the student-athlete’s positive drug test. Furthermore, the student-athlete shall be charged with the loss of a minimum of one season of competition in all sports if the season of competition has not yet begun for that student-athlete or a minimum of the equivalent of one full season of competition in all sports if the student-athlete tests positive during his or her season of competition. The student-athlete shall remain ineligible for all regular- season and post-season competition during the time period ending one calendar year (i.e. 365 days) after the student-athlete’s positive drug test and until the student-athlete tests negative (in accordance with the testing methods authorized by the Executive Committee) and the student-athlete’s eligibility is restored by the Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement.
If the student-athlete tests positive a second time for the use of any drug, other than a “street drug”, he or she shall lose all remaining regular season and post season eligibility in all sports. If the student-athlete tests positive for the use of a “street drug” after being restored to eligibility, he or she will lose a minimum of one additional season of competition in all sports and also shall remain ineligible for regular season and postseason competition at least through the next calendar year. Bylaw 22.214.171.124 also provides that the Executive Committee shall adopt a list of banned drugs and authorize methods for drug testing of student-athletes on a year round basis. In addition, as stated in Bylaw 126.96.36.199.3, a student-athlete under a drug-testing suspension from a national or international sports governing body that has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code shall not participate in NCAA intercollegiate competition for the duration of the suspension. Tobacco Note: All tobacco products are banned both institutionally and by the NCAA during any practice, competition or athletically related event. Additional Information The following page is a complete list of NCAA banned substances including banned nutritional substances. For more information on the NCAA Drug Testing Program, go to http://www2.ncaa.org/portal/legislation_and_governance/eligibility_and_recruiting/drug_ testing.html You may also contact your coach, the compliance department or look in your student- athlete handbook for additional information. LSU 1/2006 NCAA Banned-Drug Classes 2005-2006
The NCAA list of banned-drug classes is subject to change by
(c)Substances Banned for Specific Sports:
the NCAA Executive Committee. Contact NCAA education services
or www.ncaa.org/health-safety for the current list. The term “related
compounds” comprises substances that are included in the class by
their pharmacological action and/or chemical structure. No substance belonging to the prohibited class may be used, and related compounds regardless of whether it is specifically listed as an example.
Many nutritional/dietary supplements contain NCAA banned
substances. In addition, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) does not strictly regulate the supplement industry; therefore
purity and safety of nutritional dietary supplements cannot be
guaranteed. Impure supplements may lead to a positive NCAA drug
test. The use of supplements is at the student-athlete’s own risk.
Student-athletes should contact their institution’s team physician or
athletic trainer for further information.
Bylaw 31.2.3. Banned Drugs
The following is a list of banned-drug classes, with examples of substances under each class: and related compounds (a) Stimulants: (e) Street Drugs: (f) Peptide Hormones and Analogues : All the respective releasing factors of the above-mentioned substances also are banned: (g) Definitions of positive depends on the following:
1for caffeine—if the concentration in urine exceeds 15
and related compounds
2for testosterone—if the administration of testosterone or use
of any other manipulation has the result of increasing the ratio
(b) Anabolic Agents:
of the total concentration of testosterone to that of
epitestosterone in the urine to greater than 6:1, unless there is
evidence that this ratio is due to a physiological or
3for marijuana and THC—if the concentration in the urine of
and related compounds other anabolic agents
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