Oregon Oregon Department of Education

Rule Rule 581-022-2210
Anabolic Steroids and Performance Enhancing Substances


As used in this rule:


“Anabolic steroid” includes any drug or hormonal substance chemically or pharmacologically related to testosterone, all prohormones, including dehydroepiandrosterone and all substances listed in the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004. “Anabolic steroid” does not include estrogens, progestins, corticosteroids and mineralocorticoids.


“Performance-enhancing substance” means a manufactured product for oral ingestion, intranasal application or inhalation containing compounds that:


Contain a stimulant, amino acid, hormone precursor, herb or other botanical or any other substance other than an essential vitamin or mineral; and


Are intended to increase athletic performance, promote muscle growth, induce weight loss or increase an individual’s endurance or capacity for exercise.


“School district employee” means:


An administrator, teacher or other person employed by a school district;


A person who volunteers for a school district; and


A person who is performing services on behalf of a school district pursuant to a contract.


Each school district shall:


Utilize evidence-based programs such as the Oregon Health and Science University’s Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS) and Athletes Targeting Healthy Exercise and Nutrition Alternatives (ATHENA) for the reduction in anabolic steroid and performance-enhancing substance abuse by high school athletes.


Ensure school district employees who are coaches or athletic directors receive training once every four years on identifying the components of anabolic steroids abuse and prevention strategies for the use of performance-enhancing substances.

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Jun. 8, 2021