AFL Rules: Anti-Doping Code & Member Protection Policy

21. ANTI-DOPING CODE & MEMBER PROTECTION POLICY

21.1 APPLICATION – ANTI-DOPING CODE

The AFL Anti-Doping Code, as varied in accordance with Law 21.2, shall apply to all persons to whom these Laws apply, unless a Controlling Body has adopted its own code or policy which has been approved by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).

21.2 VARIATION AND INTERPRETATION

21.2.1 Specific Reference
Where the AFL Anti-Doping Code does apply to a Controlling Body, any reference to:
(a) the AFL shall be read as a reference to the relevant Controlling Body;
(b) a Player shall be read as a Player competing in a competition conducted by the Controlling Body; and
(c) an Official, employee or agent of the AFL shall be read as an Official,employee or agent of the Controlling Body appointed or delegated to perform the same or a similar function.

21.2.2 Testing
Unless otherwise directed by the AFL, a Controlling Body is not obliged to perform or appoint a third party to perform testing of Players as prescribed under the AFL Anti-Doping Code.

21.3 APPLICATION – MEMBER PROTECTION POLICY

The Australian Football Member Protection Policy shall apply to all persons to whom these Laws apply, unless a Controlling Body has adopted its own relevant policy to replace a National Policy (as defined in the MPP) approved by the relevant Football Body (as defined in the MPP).