RELATES TO: KRS 229.091(1), 229.190, 229.200, 229.991, 311
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 229.081(5), 229.180
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 229.180 authorizes the authority to promulgate administrative regulations necessary to implement KRS Chapter 229. KRS 229.081(5) authorizes licensing of physicians for bouts. This administrative regulation establishes the rules of conduct for physicians.
Section 1. (1) The physician officiating at a show shall be licensed by the authority and shall be governed by KRS Chapter 229 and 201 KAR Chapter 27.
(2) A physician shall be subject to orders given by the inspector or employee of the authority.
(3) An applicant shall file a completed application as established in 201 KAR 27:008, Section 2, and pay the license fee established in 201 KAR 27:008, Section 3.
Section 2. (1) The physician shall have general supervision over the physical condition of each contestant, and it shall be the physician's duty to make a thorough physical examination of each contestant at weigh-in time, or within eight (8) hours prior to the time set for their entrance into the ring.
(2) The physician shall deliver a written prebout physical report to the inspector or employee of the authority, in attendance at the show, stating the physical condition of the contestant prior to the contestant's entrance into the ring on the PreBout Examination form.
Section 3. The physician shall take a position near the ringside and shall carefully observe the physical condition of each contestant during each bout, and shall administer medical aid if the need arises.
Section 4. The physician shall prohibit a contestant whom the physician reasonably believes is physically unfit for competition or impaired from alcohol or a controlled substance from entering the ring, and the physician shall order the referee to stop a bout or match if necessary to prevent serious physical injury to a contestant, official, second, manager, or spectator.
Section 5. The physician shall not enter the ring except in an emergency or unless authorized to do so by the referee, the inspector, or an employee of the authority.
Section 6. The physician shall be licensed pursuant to KRS Chapter 311 as a physician. The physician shall hold an M.D. or D.O. degree.
Section 7. The physician shall make a thorough physical examination of each contestant after each bout. The physician shall deliver a postbout physical report to the inspector or employee of the authority when completed on the Postbout Examination form;
Section 8. The physician shall remain at the event locker room until each competitor has left the locker room.
Section 9. If the inspector has reason to believe that a physician has committed a violation of KRS Chapter 229 or 201 KAR Chapter 27, the inspector shall take one (1) or more of the following actions:
(1) Issuance of a cease and desist order to the physician;
(2) Issuance of a notice of violation to the physician; or
(3) Ejection of the physician from a show.
Section 10. Upon the finding of a violation of KRS Chapter 229 or 201 KAR Chapter 27 by a physician, the authority shall impose one (1) or more of the following penalties:
(1) Suspension of the license of the physician pursuant to KRS 229.200;
(2) Revocation of the license of the physician pursuant to KRS 229.200;
(3) Reprimand of the physician pursuant to KRS 229.200; or
(4) Assessment of a fine pursuant to KRS 229.991(5).
Section 11. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The following material is incorporated by reference:
(a) "Prebout Examination", (5/06); and
(b) "Postbout Examination", (5/06).
(2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority office at 100 Airport Road, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (5 Ky.R. 1108; Am. 6 Ky.R. 264; eff. 11-7-79; 20 Ky.R. 1048; eff. 1-10-94; 32 Ky.R. 1759; 2264; eff. 7-7-2006; 38 Ky.R. 1209; 1717; eff. 5-4-12.)