End Game? New Proposed Florida High School Athletics Drug Testing Plan May Test the Limits of Supreme Court Rulings.
3 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2014
Date Written: August 19, 2013
The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) has recently proposed a new drug testing policy applicable to all High School athletes. Under the proposed plans any high school athlete may be tested for performance enhancing drugs on the basis of reasonable suspicion. The caveat which differentiates the FHSAA program from prior high school athletics drug testing programs is that under the proposed plan each student tested would be required to pay for the drug test (estimated to be between $150.00 - $200.00). The State of Florida operated a pilot program from 2006-2007 that tested high school student athletes for performance enhancing drugs. The program, cut short due to budget constraints, recorded only 1 positive test out of 600 athletes tested.
Keywords: Drug-Testing, Constitutional Law, 4th Amendment, Search and Seizure
JEL Classification: K00, K1, K10, K19, K30
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