201 KAR 27:055. Physicians.
RELATES TO: KRS 229.091(1), 229.190,
229.200, 229.991, 311
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 229.081(5),
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
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
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
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
Section 11. Incorporation by Reference.
(1) The following material is incorporated by reference:
(a) "Prebout Examination",
(b) "Postbout Examination",
(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.)