Legal Issues Arising Out of Blood Testing for Human Growth Hormone
Drug Testing and Analysis, Forthcoming
9 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2009
Date Written: August 19, 2009
To date, no U.S. or foreign court or arbitral tribunal has directly considered whether mandatory blood testing of athletes for banned performance-enhancing substances, including synthetic human growth hormone (rhGH), violates any internationally or nationally recognized individual rights to privacy or bodily integrity. To determine how this issue is likely to be resolved in litigation or arbitration, this article reviews the developing U.S. law and private international law established by arbitration awards regarding the legality of drug testing at the various levels of athletic competition as well as the compelled taking and testing of a person’s blood outside the context of athletics.
Keywords: blood testing, hgh, rhgh, human growth hormone, drug testing, sports, athletes, athletic
JEL Classification: K32, K42
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