Rule Submission TitleEdit for clarity
USAP Board VotePassed
USAP Rules Committee VotePassed
USAP Rules Committee Vote ReasonReferees cannot call a medical time-out. They can only call referee time-outs, even if it is due to medical concerns.
Existing Rule #10.H.2.a
Proposed Rule Change

10.H.2.a. In the interest of safety, if the referee determines a potential medical situation exists, (for example, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, etc.) and the player is unable to or refuses to call a medical timeout, the referee is authorized to call a referee timeout and summon medical personnel or the Tournament Director. Referee requested medical time-outs will not be charged against the player as either a standard or medical time-out.

Original Rule Text

10.H.2.a. In the interest of safety, if the referee determines a potential medical situation exists, (for example, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, etc.) and the player is unable to or refuses to call a medical timeout, the referee is authorized to call a referee time-out and summon medical personnel or the Tournament Director. Referee requested medical time-outs will not be charged against the player.

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

Referees cannot call a medical time-out.  They can only call referee time-outs.

Rule Book Year2024
Rule Change ID1026
Date CreatedApril 10, 2023
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