Rule Submission TitleMedical timeout timer pause for transport
USAP Board VoteFailure Confirmed
USAP Rules Committee VoteFailed
USAP Rules Committee Vote ReasonIn favor of approval of 1024. Additionally, the details are referee procedures that are more appropriate for Officiating Handbook.
Existing Rule #10.B.2.a
Proposed Rule Change

10.B.2.a. The time-out must be continuous andmay be up to 15 minutes.  If the player uses fewer than 15 minutes, the remaining time is lost and no additional medical time will be available to the player during the match.
10.B.2.b. If the player cannot resume play after the 15-minute medical time-out period, the match will be declared a retirement.
10.B.2.c.  The timer shall only be stopped if the player is transported to another location to receive medical care.  The timer will be stopped during transport to the alternate location and transport back to the court.  The player must be back on the court and ready to play prior to the timer reaching 15 minutes.
 

Original Rule Text

10.B.2.a. The time-out must be continuous and may be up to 15 minutes. If the player uses fewer than 15 minutes, the remaining time is lost and no additional medical time will be available to the player during the match.

10.B.2.b. If the player cannot resume play after the 15-minute medical time-out period, the match will be declared a retirement.

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

Currently Case 11-23 TIMING A MEDICAL TIME OUT, is in violation of Rule 10.B.2.a.  This proposed rules change closes the rules gap that is addressed by Casebook Case 11-23.  If accepted, Casebook Case 11-23 can be eliminated.   If this rule change is not approved then Case 11-23 must be updated to comply with the rules.

Rule Book Year2024
Rule Change ID1096
Date CreatedApril 27, 2023
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