Sport Ireland Act 2015

42.

Anti-doping and Irish Anti-Doping Rules

42. (1) Having had regard to the relevant purpose, Sport Ireland—

(a) shall implement such measures as it considers appropriate for the delivery of a comprehensive, co-ordinated and effective response to doping in sport, and

(b) may provide services relating to anti-doping, including services relating to testing and education, to organisations that are code-compliant with the code mentioned in section 41(a) , as it considers appropriate.

(2) Sport Ireland shall, having had regard to the relevant purpose, make the Irish Anti-Doping Rules which shall include, amongst other things, rules and arrangements relating to the following:

(a) application of rules;

(b) violations of rules;

(c) prohibited substances and methods;

(d) therapeutic use of substances and methods;

(e) testing of sportspersons;

(f) intelligence relating to doping in sport;

(g) disqualifications;

(h) disciplinary procedures;

(i) sanctions;

(j) implementation, reporting and publication of decisions.

(3) Sport Ireland may amend the Irish Anti-Doping Rules.

(4) F3 [ Subject to compliance with the Data Protection Regulation and the Act of 2018, Sport Ireland shall ], for the relevant purpose, provide information to, and obtain information from, including personal data, the following:

(a) the Health Products Regulatory Authority;

(b) the Garda Síochána;

(c) the Revenue Commissioners;

(d) other anti-doping organisations that are code-compliant with the code mentioned in section 41(a) ;

(e) any other public body, considered necessary by the Minister having had regard to the relevant purpose, that may be approved by the Minister.