The ITF has also published a note outlining "Players’ Rights and Responsibilities."
The one major change I've identified in the 2014 programme is section 4.6 which deals with the athlete biological passport (ABP).
4.6 ABP Testing:No word on who leads the "APMU", or who has been selected to be on the "Expert Panel".
4.6.1 The ITF will designate one or more person(s) to administer and manage the ABP Programme within and on behalf of the ITF (the "Athlete Passport Management Unit", or "APMU"). The ITF will also appoint suitably qualified, independent experts to form the Expert Panel for purposes of the ABP Programme.
4.6.2 The ITF will decide, in its sole discretion, which Players will be selected for ABP Testing. The ITF will also decide, consulting as appropriate with the Expert Panel (via the APMU), on the timing of such Testing. The ITF will also coordinate as necessary with other competent Anti-Doping Organisations carrying out ABP Testing in relation to any Player(s).
4.6.3 Samples that are intended to be part of the ABP Programme will be collected, transported and analysed in accordance with the International Standard for Testing, the International Standard for Laboratories, and the mandatory protocols set out in Annexes A to C of the ABP Guidelines.
4.6.4 The data arising from such analysis will be processed and reviewed in accordance with the ABP Guidelines to identify atypical values/profiles that warrant referral to a single expert from the Expert Panel, and thereafter (if appropriate) to a group of three experts from the Expert Panel, for consideration in accordance with Appendix D of the ABP Guidelines.
4.6.5 Where the three experts from the Expert Panel unanimously conclude that, subject to any explanation provided by the Player, the atypical value(s)/profile is inconsistent with a normal physiological condition or known pathology, and compatible with the use of a Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method, that finding (an "Adverse Passport Finding") shall be dealt with as set out in Article 7.4.