WSR 02-05-030

PROPOSED RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed February 12, 2002, 8:13 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 02-02-091.

Title of Rule: WAC 260-70-650 Furosemide (Lasix).

Purpose: Common drug name Lasix is being replaced with Salix.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.040.

Summary: Registered name Lasix being changed to Salix.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Bruce Batson, Olympia, (360) 459-6462.

Name of Proponent: Washington Horse Racing Commission, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Trade name of Lasix is being replaced by the trade name Salix.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Amending WAC 260-70-650.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The changes will not affect more than 20% or less than 10% of the population. A small business economic impact statement was not prepared.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Auburn City Hall, Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98001, on April 24, 2002, at 1:00 p.m.

Submit Written Comments to: Bruce Batson, Executive Secretary, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516, fax (360) 459-6461, by April 23, 2002.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 24, 2002.

February 22 [11], 2002

Bruce Batson

Executive Secretary


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Rules of Racing [WSR 96-10-001], filed 4/17/96)

WAC 260-70-650   Furosemide (((Lasix))) (Salix).   (1) Furosemide (((Lasix))) (Salix) may be administered intravenously to a horse which is entered to compete in a race. Except under the instructions of the official veterinarian for the purpose of removing a horse from the veterinarian's list or to facilitate the collection of a urine sample, furosemide (((Lasix))) (Salix) shall be permitted only after the official veterinarian has placed the horse on the bleeder list.

(2) The use of furosemide (((Lasix))) (Salix) shall be permitted under the following circumstances:

(a) Furosemide (((Lasix))) (Salix) shall be administered on the grounds of the association, no less than four hours prior to post time for the race for which the horse is entered.

(b) The furosemide (((Lasix))) (Salix) dosage administered shall not exceed 500 mg. Nor be less than 150 mg.

(c) The trainer of the treated horse shall cause to be delivered to the official veterinarian or his/her designee no later than one hour prior to post time for the race for which the horse is entered the following information under oath on a form provided by the commission:

(i) The racetrack name, the date and time the furosemide (((Lasix))) (Salix) was administered to the entered horse;

(ii) The dosage amount of furosemide (((Lasix))) (Salix) administered to the entered horse; and

(iii) The printed name and signature of the attending licensed veterinarian who administered the furosemide (((Lasix))) (Salix).

(d) Failure to administer furosemide (((Lasix))) (Salix) in accordance with these rules may result in the horse being scratched from the race by the stewards.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.040. 96-10-001, 260-70-650, filed 4/17/96, effective 5/18/96.]

Reviser's note: The bracketed material preceding the section above was supplied by the code reviser's office.

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