Medical Subcommittee (MEDSCO)

The Medical Sub-Committee (MEDSCO) has been mandated by International Rugby League to advise on specific medical matters instructed by the Board on a case by case basis.

The purpose and objective of the subcommittee is:

  • To form an expert group to provide recommendations and guidance in specific medical matters on a case-by-case basis following instruction by the Board.
  • Where relevant, to take a whole of membership approach.
  • To supply members to a Therapeutic Use Exemptions Committee to service the IRL anti-doping obligations under the WADA Code.
  • At least annually, review Mandatory Medical Equipment and mandatory drugs present for all international rugby league matches to ensure the most up-to-date practices are in use.

MEDCO Members

Mick Molloy (independent Chair), Paul Bloomfield (ARLC), Chris Brookes (RFL), Nathan Gibbs (APRL), Richard Lawrance (ERL), Ed Middleton (ERL). Richard Egan (secretary).

Medco Terms of Reference

IRL Medical Subcommittee Tor

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