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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 18-1397



Human Ambulance; Standardbred Horse Racing

[48 Pa.B. 5590]
[Saturday, September 1, 2018]

 The State Horse Racing Commission (Commission) provides notice that on July 31, 2018, at its regularly scheduled public meeting, it issued an Order adopting amendments to 58 Pa. Code §§ 185.147 and 185.148 (relating to first aid facilities; and ambulances) regarding the requirement for licensed racing entities to provide and maintain both human and horse ambulances during training and racing times and to provide for a first aid facility on the grounds of the racetrack. The Commission recognizes that horse racing can be a dangerous sport and that a timely and effective response, in the event of a human injury, by highly qualified emergency medical technicians (EMT) with state-of-the-art equipment is vital to the industry. This Order was adopted as a temporary regulation under authority of 3 Pa.C.S. § 9311(h) (relating to State Horse Racing Commission), under Administrative Doc. No. 2018-7.

 The general purpose of the Order is to: (1) clarify and update the requirement of licensed racing entities to provide for a human ambulance for participants and patrons during qualifying races and the regular racing program; (2) clarify that the human ambulance shall be staffed by at least two EMTs; and (3) provide for a horse ambulance to be available at all training and racing times to remove injured animals.

 This temporary regulation will become effective on September 1, 2018.

 The Order and specific provisions have been posted and published on the Commission's web site at The Commission will also provide copies of the Order upon request directed to (717) 787-5539.

Bureau of Standardbred Horse Racing

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-1397. Filed for public inspection August 31, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]

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