JAMS to address cases in HISA’s anti-doping program
JAMS, the world’s largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), will strengthen the integrity of US horse racing by adjudicating cases under the Regulatory Program. Drugs and Anti-Doping and Drug Control (ADMC) of the newly created Horse Racing Integrity and Safety (HISA) Authority.
The industry-first program, administered by the Horseracing Welfare & Integrity Unit (HIWU), seeks to establish nationally effective and uniform outcome management and arbitration processes for Violators. Violation of the Anti-Doping and Controlled Drug Code. The program will create a centralized testing and results management process and apply uniform penalties for violations across all U.S. Purebred racing jurisdictions that HISA administration, starting March 27, 2023
As an arbitrator appointed by HISA and HIWU, JAMS will maintain an arbitral panel to administer and adjudicate Anti-Doping Rule Violations. The panel will be composed of neutrals, many of whom have experience in anti-doping and/or sports adjudication. As part of its role, JAMS will provide procedural fairness to its stakeholders.
“We are pleased to support the implementation of this program, which will help ensure neutrality and consistency in the enforcement of the part of the rules that govern horse racing. We believe that the Our expertise in JAMS management, as well as the quality and deep experience of our arbitration, will be invaluable in resolving cases brought by HIWU.We are proud to contribute to a program that helps maintain the integrity of the sport.” – John Pardun, vice president of JAMS Solutions
HIWU was established in 2022 by Drug Free Sport International to administer the rules and enforcement mechanisms of the HISA ADMC Program. HISA was established under the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act 2020. Under this act, HISA submitted the Horseracing Controlled Drugs and Anti-Doping Protocol (under the Rule 3000 Series) and Arbitration Procedures. (under Rule 7000) to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), effective March 27, 2023 (pending FTC approval). As established by the Horse Control and Anti-Doping Procedures (under the Line 3000 Rule) and the Arbitration Procedures (under the Line 7000), JAMS will satisfy certain requirements described therein by the arbitration to resolve alleged Anti-Doping Violations. More information on rule updates can be found This.
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