201 Kar 27:055. Physicians

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/201/027/055.htm
Published: 2015

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      201 KAR 27:055. Physicians.

 

      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.)