Industry Comment on Proposed Rulemaking for Intra-Articular Treatment Regulation

April 21, 2020

Re: Industry Comment on Proposed Rulemaking for Intra-Articular Treatment Regulation

To Whom It May Concern:

On March 18, 2020, the Department of State published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking submitted by the New York State Gaming Commission proposing amendments to our rules regulating intra-articular treatment of Thoroughbred horses [9 NYCRR §§ 4043.2(c), (e), (f), (g), (i) and 4043.4(b)]. The full text of the proposed rules can be found on our website at https://www.gaming.ny.gov/proposedrules.php.

The proposal would restrict a Thoroughbred horse from racing for 14 days after any joint injection is administered to the horse. The current restrictions are based on the type of substance administered to the horse; for example, hyaluronic acid can be injected until 48 hours and corticosteroids until seven days before a horse’s next race. The proposal would also expand the mandatory online reporting of every corticosteroid joint injection to the Commission to encompass the injection of any substance into a joint of a horse.

If you wish to provide any comments on this proposed rulemaking, please submit your written comments to Kristen M. Buckley at gamingrules@gaming.ny.gov or One Broadway Center, Suite 500, Schenectady, NY 12305 no later than May 18, 2020.

Very truly yours,
Kristen M. Buckley
Acting Secretary, New York State Gaming Commission

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