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09.14.04.00.htm 09.14.04.00. Title 09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION Chapter 04 Safety and Health Standards for Contestants Authority: Business Regulation Article, §4-205, 4-304, 4-304-1, 4-310, 4-314, and 4-315, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.14.04.01.htm 09.14.04.01. 01 Medical Examinations.. A. A contestant applying for a license or license renewal shall have a comprehensive physical examination by the applicant's personal physician performed within 30 days before the application is submitted to the Commission.B. The findings from a physical examination under §A of this regulation shall be reported by the applicant to the Commission at least 5 business days before the date of the contest.
09.14.04.02.htm 09.14.04.02. 02 Ophthalmological Evaluation.. A. In this regulation, "ophthalmological evaluation" means an examination by an ophthalmologist to detect abnormalities of a person's vision and includes, but is not limited to:1) Assessment of the cornea, lens, macula, and retina of the eye;. 2) Visual acuity; and. 3) Peripheral vision.. B. A contestant applying for a license or license renewal shall submit to the Commission an ophthalmological evaluation completed by an ophthalmologis
09.14.04.03.htm 09.14.04.03. 03 Neurological Testing.. A. In this regulation "neurological test" means an examination by a physician to detect abnormalities of the nervous system and includes, but is not limited to:1) Assessment of mental status, cranial nerves, motor function including power, tone, and bulk, cerebellar function, deep tendon reflexes, and plantar responses;2) Physical examination;. 3) Laboratory procedure; and. 4) Other specialized testing.. B. A contestant shall be examined by a neurologist
09.14.04.04.htm 09.14.04.04. 04 Precontest Examinations.. A. A contestant and any substitute contestant shall undergo a final physical examination by a physician at a location, and on a date and time, approved by the Commission.B. A contestant may not engage in a contest if any of the following physical conditions are determined by the Commission’s physician:1) A significant hernia or varicocele;. 2) Organic heart murmurs or dysrhythmia;. 3) Active pulmonary lesions;.
09.14.04.05.htm 09.14.04.05. 05 Physician at Contest.. A. The Commission shall appoint at least two physicians to insure the safety and health of all contestants in a contest.B. One of the physicians appointed under §A of this regulation, may be a neurosurgeon or a neurologist.C. The Commission shall designate a senior physician.. D. A senior physician has the following authority to:. 1) Interrupt a contest at any time to examine a contestant;. 2) Terminate a contest at any time after determini
09.14.04.06.htm 09.14.04.06. 06 Ringside Medical Equipment and Materials.. A. The following items shall be available in good working order before each contest begins:. 1) A stretcher;. 2) A portable resuscitator or Ambubag with oxygen equipment;. 3) A hard cervical collar;. 4) Endotracheal tubes with laryngoscope;. 5) A portable defibrillator; and. 6) Advanced life-support medications.. B. Only the following materials shall be allowed in a contestant's corner:. 7) Adrenaline (one part per thousand solution).
09.14.04.07.htm 09.14.04.07. 07 Protection Materials.. A contestant shall use a custom fitted mouthpiece with palate and a professional protection cup during the contest.
09.14.04.08.htm 09.14.04.08. 08 Proximity of Contest to Emergency Medical Facilities.. A. The location of a contest may not be more than 15 minutes by ambulance from a hospital providing neurosurgical evaluation and treatment facilities, with a neurosurgeon on call.B. The medical facility in §A of this regulation, shall be notified by the State Athletic Commission 24 hours before a contest of the time and location of the contest, with a request for a neurosurgeon to be on call.
09.14.04.09.htm 09.14.04.09. 09 Post-Fight Examinations.. A. A contestant shall be given a brief post-fight physical examination by the ringside physician.. B. The ringside physician shall complete a post-fight medical recommendation form and give copies of the form to the contestant and the contestant's manager.C. The following individuals shall remain in the arena and be available for medical evaluation until released by the senior physician:1) A contestant suffering a knockout or technical knockout; or.
09.14.04.10.htm 09.14.04.10. 10 Medical Suspensions.. A. Medical suspensions may be issued at the discretion of the physician appointed by the Commission.. B. The following shall constitute mandatory grounds for medical suspension and minimum duration:. 1) Laceration . 30 days;. 2) Technical knockout . 30 days;. 3) Knockout or technical knockout with loss of consciousness (first occurrence) . 60 days;. 4) Knockout or technical knockout with loss of consciousness (second consecutive occurrence).
09.14.04.11.htm 09.14.04.11. 11 Duties of Promoter.. A. A promoter shall furnish the following for a boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts contest:. 1) Sanitary dressing rooms for contestants that contain a restroom, rest table, and facilities for Commission physicians to examine contestants before and after a contest;2) Emergency procedures at least 7 days before the date of the contest to the Commission for removing an injured contestant to a hospital pursuant to Regulation .08 of this chapter;
09.14.04.12.htm 09.14.04.12. 12 Female Contestant.. A. A contest between female contestants shall be subject to all the requirements of this chapter.. B. The following requirements for a female contestant are in addition to the requirements under §A of this regulation:1) A female contestant may not contract for, or engage in, a contest with a male contestant;. 2) Contests shall be limited as follows:. a) Not more than eight rounds of 2-minute duration with a 1-minute rest period between rounds, depen
09.14.04.13.htm 09.14.04.13. 13 Blood Tests.. A. In compliance with the blood testing requirements of Business Regulation Article, §4-304.1, Annotated Code of Maryland, a blood sample from an individual desiring to participate in a boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts contest shall be:1) Taken by a physician, phlebotomist, or other qualified health care provider chosen by the individual; and2) Analyzed by a medical laboratory, certified in accordance with the Clinical Laboratory Improvemen
09.14.04.9999.htm 09.14.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 1, 1965. Subtitle revised effective August 26, 1985 (12:17 Md. R. 1705). Regulation .01 amended effective September 3, 1990 (17:17 Md. R. 2079). Regulation .02 amended effective September 3, 1990 (17:17 Md. R. 2079) March 29, 1993 (20:6 Md. R. 581)Regulation .03 repealed and new Regulation .03 adopted effective December 28, 1987 (14:26 Md. R. 2745)Regulation .03 amended effective September 3, 1990 (17:17 Md. R. 2079).
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