JADCO welcomes new Anti-Doping in Sport Act
Chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), R. Danny Williams, says the recently passed Anti-Doping in Sport Act will help the agency to be better able to meet its education and testing programmes in 2015.
Last week, the Senate passed the Act, which among other things gives JADCO greater autonomy to handle its affairs.
The legislation had been earlier approved by the House of Representative.
With the new changes, JADCO is to be established as an independent body which will be responsible for implementing and enforcing the revised World Anti-doping Code.
The law also establishes the Board of Directors, an independent anti-doping disciplinary panel, and an anti-doping appeals tribunal.
In a statement this morning, the JADCO chairman said the passage of the bill was significant noting that it puts Jamaica in line with the revised World Anti-Doping Code.
Williams points out that recently the agency and the Jamaica Medical Doctors' Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see the Association undertaking workshops on banned substances.
Williams is calling for coaches and other athlete support personnel to assist JADCO by encouraging athletes to abide by the new anti doping rules.
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