201 KAR 27:090. Trainers.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 229.081(7), 229.091(1), 229.190, 229.200, 229.991

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 229.180(1)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 229.180(1) grants the authority the power to promulgate, amend, or abrogate administrative regulations necessary to perform its regulatory functions. KRS 229.081(7) provides for the licensing of trainers at a professional bout. KRS 229.091(1) provides that every licensee shall be subject to such administrative regulations as the authority prescribes. This administrative regulation sets forth standards governing the conduct of trainers.

 

      Section 1. (1) A trainer shall report to, and be under, the general supervision of the inspector or employee of the authority in attendance at the show.

      (2) A trainer shall obey all orders of the inspector or employee of the authority.

 

      Section 2. (1) A trainer shall be licensed by the authority and shall be governed by KRS Chapter 229 and 201 KAR Chapter 27.

      (2) An applicant shall file a completed application and pay the license fee established in 201 KAR 27:008, Sections 2 and 3.

 

      Section 3. Any violation by a trainer of KRS Chapter 229 or 201 KAR Chapter 27 may be sufficient cause for disqualification of the contestant, for whom the trainer acts, by the referee or judges.

 

      Section 4. A trainer shall not act as a manager unless so licensed.

 

      Section 5. A trainer shall be equipped with a first aid kit and the necessary supplies for proper attendance upon the contestant.

 

      Section 6. A trainer shall leave the ring at the timekeeper's ten (10) seconds whistle before the beginning of each round of a boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts event or elimination event and shall remove all equipment. Equipment shall not be placed on the ring floor until after the bell has sounded at the end of the round or period.

 

      Section 7. A trainer shall not throw a towel or other article into the ring.

 

      Section 8. A trainer shall wear surgical gloves at all times while carrying out the trainer’s duties.

 

      Section 9. If the inspector has reason to believe that a trainer has committed a violation of KRS Chapter 229 or 201 KAR Chapter 27, the inspector may take one (1) or more of the following actions:

      (1) Issuance of a cease and desist order to the trainer;

      (2) Issuance of a notice of violation to the trainer; or

      (3) Ejection of the trainer from a show.

 

      Section 10. Upon the finding of a violation of KRS Chapter 229 or 201 KAR Chapter 27 by a trainer, the authority may impose one (1) or more of the following penalties:

      (1) Suspension of the license of the trainer pursuant to KRS 229.200;

      (2) Revocation of the license of the trainer pursuant to KRS 229.200;

      (3) Reprimand of the trainer pursuant to KRS 229.200; or

      (4) Assessment of a fine pursuant to KRS 229.991(5). (32 Ky.R. 1849; 2267; eff. 7-7-2006.)