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WAC 260-70-575

Out of competition testing.

(1) The commission may request an out of competition testing (OCT) sample be collected and screened for any violation of WAC 260-70-545.
(2) The commission may request any owner or trainer currently licensed by the commission to allow an OCT sample be collected under any of the following conditions:
(a) The horse is stabled on the grounds of a licensed race meet.
(b) The horse is nominated or eligible for a stake or handicap race.
(c) The registration certificate of the horse is currently on file with the racing association.
If the horse selected is not currently stabled on the grounds, the owner or trainer shall present the horse to the test barn at a time designated by the commission.
(3) Horses will be selected for OCT by a commission veterinarian, steward, or executive secretary.
(4) Sample collection and split samples will be done in accordance with WAC 260-70-600 and 260-70-610.
(5) Refusal to submit to an OCT sample request will result in penalties consistent with WAC 260-84-110 or 260-84-130.
(6) If a horse that qualifies under subsection (2) of this section is selected for testing and is not stabled at a race meet licensed by the Washington horse racing commission, the commission may approve a regulatory veterinarian from another jurisdiction to collect and submit the sample providing the process complies with WAC 260-70-600 and 260-70-610.
(7) Penalties for a report of a positive laboratory finding in violation of this section will be consistent with WAC 260-84-110 and/or 260-84-130.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020. WSR 18-07-025, ยง 260-70-575, filed 3/9/18, effective 4/9/18.]
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