|Rule Submission Title||Close Rules Gap for Case Book CASE 5-23: RESCINDING A REQUESTED MEDICAL TIME OUT|
|USAP Board Vote||Failure Confirmed|
|USAP Rules Committee Vote||Failed|
|USAP Rules Committee Vote Reason||This should remain as a Casebook item. However, it was determined that Case 5-23 is flawed and will be revised to reflect 1) that the referee should have no role in determining if it is safe for a player to resume play, and 2) that the player will still be charged with their medical time-out. Medical personnel, the Tournament Director and the player are the only ones who can determine if it is safe for a player to resume play. Players that call a medical time-out should be charged the time-out even if they later decide to resume play.|
|Existing Rule #||No Existing Rule|
|Proposed Rule Change|
10.B.6 Prior to medical personnel arriving at the court the player can request to resume play. If the referee determines that it is safe for the player to resume play per Rule 10.H.2.a., then play is resumed per Rule 10.A.5. It is considered a Referee Time-out and neither a medical time-out, a regular time-out nor a penalty (technical warning or technical foul) is assessed against the player.
|Original Rule Text|
No Current Rule
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change|
This proposed rules change closes the rules gap that is addressed by Casebook Case 5-23. If accepted, Casebook Case 5-23 can be eliminated.
In addition, adding this rule prevents any controversy with the opposing team when the Referee follows this procedure upon the player requesting to resume play prior to medical personnel arriving at the court.
|Rule Book Year||2024|
|Rule Change ID||1101|
|Date Created||April 27, 2023|
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