COUNTRY footy is unsure of its place in the AFL's anti-doping code.
League chiefs and coaches have called for urgent clarification of several sections of the code, designed for AFL clubs and players.
One clause requires a player to advise his club's medical officer in writing of all substances and medications he has taken in the off-season.
Another clause demands players attend drug awareness lectures, with clubs to keep signed attendance records.
However, country clubs do not have the resources to comply with these clauses.
Earlier this month, AFL Victoria issued a statement advising country players and officials were bound by the AFL anti-doping policy.
On Monday, AFL Victoria general manager Grant Williams said only the clauses taken directly from the World Anti-Doping Agency code were legally enforceable by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority in community football.
The confusion comes a week after The Weekly Times revealed country footy bosses believe performance-enhancing drugs may already be in use in local sport.
"There are a number of other clauses in the AFL anti-doping code . . (that) specifically relate to the AFL competition where the resources and support systems exist to be able to manage and administer such obligations," Mr Williams said.
"Whether these aspects of the AFL anti-doping code are applicable to community football level would be at the discretion of AFL Victoria.
"The practical application of these clauses at community football level would be made with due consideration of the resources and circumstances (in which) they may occur."
Goulburn Valley Football League general manager Keith Wellman warned information for country players about performance-enhancing drugs was inadequate.
"If the AFL is not going to conduct forums in the country in the near future, our league has decided to conduct an educational night in this district of our own," Mr Wellman said.
Echuca United coach Scott Beattie admitted most players would be unable to distinguish banned supplements from safe ones.
"We don't have guys at our club that take a lot of supplements, but then I've seen guys in the past that have taken a lot of tablets and powders, that sort of thing," he said.
"I don't think guys in the country are well enough educated on what is legal and what is not.
"I'm all for guys going to the gym and trying to increase (size) and better themselves as quickly and as best they can, but there is a fine line too and we'd like to know exactly where we stood."