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Draft proposal for change to medical facilities (rule 1-5-1)

The original rule can be found here. Some rationale for the change can be found here.

ARTICLE 1. The minimum medical facilities during a game are:

a. A qualified medical practitioner, nurse, paramedic, physiotherapist or first aider must be available.

b. A first aid kit including a suitable (preferably inflatable) set of limb splints must be available.

c. A stretcher must be available.

d. An ambulance and crew must be available if a qualified medical practitioner or paramedic is not. An ambulance is defined to be a vehicle constructed and equipped for the purpose of carrying stretcher-bound patients to hospital. (A.R. 1-5-1:I-VIII)

e. A telephone capable of use to summon the emergency services should must be available.

NOTE: Available means inside or immediately outside the stadium and fit for use (Exception: An ambulance and its crew are defined to be available at a game even though they may be absent from the stadium in the act of transporting someone to hospital.)

REPORT -
Minimum medical requirement not met.
REPORT -
Under no circumstances may the game commence, nor proceed if suspended.
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