Q165 Can we call a medical time out during playoffs?

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Q165 Can we call a medical time out during playoffs?

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Q165: We have a student on our drive team that is diabetic. She has an insulin pump that is set to active. At our first competition during the playoffs her sugar spiked to a level that she needed an insulin injection due high adrenaline from playing back to back matches. Can we call a medical time out to give her an injection and a few minutes for her sugar level to come down? We would have our alliance place there robots on the field so no one would be working on them during this time period.
A:
The concept of a "medical timeout" doesn't exist in the 2022 rules, however the [District & Regional Events webpage](https://www.firstinspires.org/resource- ... experience) (*Event Tips* > *How do I Get Help at an Event?* > *Accommodation Request*) states that "*FIRST* is committed to [Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion](https://www.firstinspires.org/about/diversityinclusion) and as such, *FIRST* makes reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities that request accommodation. If a participant needs an accommodation for an event, please talk to a volunteer at the event or contact your [local leadership](https://www.firstinspires.org/find-local-support) before the event so they can help ensure the accommodation is provided. Accommodations are determined reasonable given they do not create an undue hardship or cause safety concerns." Occasionally needing limited pauses in Playoff Tournament progression to attend to a medical need is considered a reasonable accommodation.
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at Mar 25th 22)

Source: https://frc-qa.firstinspires.org/qa/165