26mi235 wrote:Is it a fine or a felony? If it is the latter, it is a much more serious violation, and WADA is not entirely out of reach. Their ability to regulate any USA athletes might be in hindered; unlikely, but some DAs will do things with a felony; Mr Pound does visit the USA upon occasion.
I suspect it's not at all remotely unfeasible for a testing procedure to go from top to bottom with no MD ever involved. Or any hospitial, clinic or other pure medical facility. All this requires is a dependable person to collect the sample and deliver it and after that it's all chemists. (and lawyers, of course!)
Once you get into blood sampling, then perhaps it might become a "medical" issue, but I'm suspecting this whole thing may not be governed by any medical protocols at all.