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The IPC Handbook includes details about the duties and responsibilities of all IPC Members.

Section 1 - Table of Contents
Chapter Content Document
.. LIST OF COMMONLY USED ACRONYMS Acronyms
.. PREAMBLE Preamble
1. IPC Constitution Chapter 1
1.1 Paralympic vision and mission Chapter 1.1
2. BYLAWS GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT
2.1 Rights and obligations of IPC members Chapter 2.1
2.1 Appendix 1: Rights and obligations of IPC members Appendix 1
2.2 GOVERNING BOARD ELECTION AND NOMINATION POLICY AND PROCEDURES Chapter 2.2
2.3 GOVERNING BOARD Chapter 2.3
2.3 Appendix 1: Framework bylaws for IPC standing committees Appendix 1
2.4 STANDING COMMITTEES
2.4.1 Anti-Doping Committee Sub-chapter 2.4.1
2.4.3 Audit and Finance Committee Sub-chapter 2.4.3
2.4.4 Classification Committee Sub-chapter 2.4.4
2.4.6 Education Committee Sub-chapter 2.4.6
2.4.7 Legal and Ethics Committee Sub-chapter 2.4.7
2.4.8 Paralympic Games Committee Sub-chapter 2.4.8
2.4.10 Medical Committee Sub-chapter 2.4.10
2.4.11 Women in Sport Committee Sub-chapter 2.4.11
2.4.12 Americas Paralympic Committee Sub-chapter 2.4.12
2.5 COUNCILS
2.5.1 Athletes' Council Sub-chapter 2.5.1
.. APPENDIX 1: NOMINATION & ELECTION PROCEDURES FOR CHAIR & VICE CHAIR Appendix 1
... APPENDIX 2: ATHLETES' COUNCIL NOMINATION AND ELECTION PROCEDURE Appendix 2
2.6 IPC MANAGEMENT TEAM
2.6.1 IPC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sub-chapter 2.6.1
2.7 Sport governance and management Chapter 2.7
Chapter 2.7 Sport Governance and Management - Schedule 1 Schedule 1
2.8 BOARD OF APPEAL OF CLASSIFICATION (BAC) Chapter 2.8
.. APPENDIX TO BOARD OF APPEAL OF CLASSIFICATION BYLAWS Appendix
2.9 Intellectual Property Rights Chapter 2.9
3. Paralympic Games principles Chapter 3
SECTION 2 - RULEs, REGULATIONS, CODES AND POLICIES - TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter Content Document
1. CODES
1.1 IPC Code of Ethics Chapter 1.1
.. APPENDIX A: IPC regulations governing the procedures for dealing with complaints regarding alleged breaches of the IPC Code of Ethics Appendix A
1.2 IPC Anti-Doping Code
1.2.1 IPC Anti-Doping Code (effective 1 April 2018) Chapter 1.2.1
1.3 IPC Classification Code
1.3.1 2007 IPC Classification Code Chapter 1.3.1
.. MODELS OF BEST PRACTICE
.. Choice of Sport Class for Multiple Impairments Chapter 1.3.1
.. Sport Class Changes following First Appearance Chapter 1.3.1
.. Intentional Misrepresentation Rules Chapter 1.3.1
.. Eligible Impairment Assessment on the Basis of Medical Documentation Chapter 1.3.1
1.3.2 2015 Athlete Classification Code (effective January 2017) Chapter 1.3.2
.. International Standard for Eligible Impairments Chapter 1.3.2.1.
.. International Standard for Athlete Evaluation Chapter 1.3.2.2.
.. International Standard for Protests and Appeals Chapter 1.3.2.3.
.. International Standard for Classifier Personnel and Training Chapter 1.3.2.4.
.. International Standard for Classification Data Protection Chapter 1.3.2.5.
1.4 IPC Medical Code Chapter 1.4
2. STANDING ORDERS
2.1 Procedures to be followed at General Assemblies Chapter 2.1
2.2 Administrative Procedures prior to General Assemblies Chapter 2.2
2.3 Conduct of IPC GB/Council/Committee Meetings Chapter 2.3
3. POLICIES
3.1 Athlete Nationality Policy Chapter 3.1
3.2 Membership Fee Policy Chapter 3.2
3.3 Diversity and Inclusion Policy Chapter 3.3
3.4.1 Policy on Development Chapter 3.4.1
3.4.2 IPC Development Strategy Chapter 3.4.2
3.5 Policy on Regional Games Sports Programmes Chapter 3.5
3.6 Policy on Confidentiality Chapter 3.6
3.7 Policy on Suspension of an IPC Member Organization Chapter 3.7
3.8 Policy for Granting the Status 'IPC Recognized International Federation' Chapter 3.8
3.9 Policy on Disciplinary Measures for Breaching IPC Qualification, Entry and Participation Rules Chapter 3.9
.. APPENDIX: Policy on Disciplinary Measures for Breaching IPC Qualification, Entry and Participation Rules Appendix
-- ADDENDUM to IPC Policy on Disciplinary Measures for breaching the IPC qualification, entry and participation rules (covering disciplinary measures for anti-doping rule violations) Addendum
3.10 Sport Equipment Policy Chapter 3.10
3.11 IPC Award Selection Policy Chapter 3.11
3.11.1 APPENDIX to IPC Award Selection Policy Appendix
3.11.2 IPC Hall of Fame Policy Chapter 3.11.2
3.12 Policy on IPC Accreditation Chapter 3.12
3.13 Policy on Eligible Impairments in the Paralympic Movement Chapter 3.13
3.14 Policy on Eligibility of Persons Sentenced to Imprisonment on Conviction of a Criminal Offence Chapter 3.14
3.15 Policy on Non-accidental Violence and Abuse Chapter 3.15
.. Attachment: Policy on Non-accidental Violence and Abuse Attachment
.. Paralympic Games Report Form - IPC Policy on Non-Accidental Violence and Abuse Attachment
3.16 IPC Policy on Scientific and Medical Equipment at Paralympic Games Chapter 3.16
4. POSITION STATEMENTS
4.2 Position Statement on Autonomic Dysreflexia and Boosting Chapter 4.2
4.3 Position Statement on background and Scientific Rationale on Classification in Paralympic Sport Chapter 4.3.
4.4 Position Statement on membership criteria for applicant impairment organisations Chapter 4.4.
4.5 IPC Position on Factor Systems for Combined Sport Class Events Chapter 4.5
4.6 Position Statement on the sport-specific classification of athletes with vision impairment Chapter 4.6
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