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DEPARTMENT OF OREGON STATE POLICE, STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION

 

DIVISION 20

LICENSES AND APPLICATIONS

230-020-0002

Licensing Year

All licenses issued by the Superintendent shall be issued on an annual basis, and expire one year from the date of issuance.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.025
Hist.: BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; SAC 2-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-15-13 thru 10-12-13; SAC 5-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-10-13 thru 10-12-13; Administrative correction, 11-1-13; SAC 6-2013, f. & cert. ef. 11-5-13

230-020-0010

Temporary Permit

(1) Pending investigation of the qualifications or fitness of an applicant for licensure, the Director, may grant such applicant, except an applicant for a license as a promoter, a temporary permit to act in the capacity for which a license is required. The granting of a temporary permit shall, however, carry no presumption of the qualification or fitness of such applicant for licensure, and the same may at any time be summarily terminated in the event the application for a license is denied by the Superintendent. No such temporary permit shall be issued to any boxer, wrestler, or referee whose application is not accompanied by satisfactory physical and eye examination reports from duly licensed physicians.

(2) A temporary permit shall be valid for no more than 30 days from date of issue.

(3) A holder of a temporary permit shall keep the permit in the holder’s possession and shall present said permit upon request to a promoter and to any representative of the Commission.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.025
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

230-020-0015

Change of Address

Every person, corporation, association or other organization holding a license issued by the Superintendent or the Commission or applying for such a license shall, during the term of the license or pendency of the application, immediately notify the Director in writing of a change in the applicant’s address, giving both the old and the new address.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113, ORS 463.025, ORS 463.035
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; Renumbered from 230-010-0040, SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

230-020-0030

Application for License; Contents, Falsification

(1) Applications for licenses shall be in writing on a form supplied by the Superintendent.

(2) Falsification or omission in whole or in part of a material fact or representation on any application for a license shall result in the application being denied, and if the application has been previously granted, the license shall be revoked unless otherwise ordered by the Superintendent.

(3) Applicants may be required to submit two classifiable sets of fingerprints.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.025, 463.035 & 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

230-020-0040

Standards for Issuance of Licenses

(1) Notwithstanding any other provision, if in the judgment of the Superintendent the financial responsibility, experience, character or general fitness of an applicant for a license or renewal thereof, or of any person connected with the applicant, are such that the participation of the applicant will be inconsistent with the public interest, or with the best interests of boxing, mixed martial arts, or wrestling, the Superintendent may deny an application for a license, deny an application for renewal of a license, or issue a limited license subject to specified terms and conditions.

(2) In assessing the financial responsibility of an applicant, the Superintendent will pay particular note to the applicant's credit history in regard to promotion and participation in boxing and wrestling activities in this and other jurisdictions. The Director may require periodic training seminars for referees, judges, trainers, ringside physicians and any other person licensed by the Superintendent and the Director shall require attendance at such seminar(s) as a prerequisite to the issuance or renewal of any license issued by the Superintendent.

(3) If the athletic commission or other similar regulatory body of another state has suspended or revoked the license of any licensee or any applicant for a license, the Superintendent may suspend, revoke or deny a license based upon the action of the other body.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.025, 463.035 & 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

License and Application Requirements — Promoter

230-020-0060

Promoter's License — Boxing

(1) A promoter may not act as and cannot be licensed as a manager, second, mixed martial arts competitor, or boxer. If an applicant for a promoter's license already holds a license as a manager, second, mixed martial arts competitor, or boxer, and fails to surrender such license as an incident to application for licensure as a promoter, the Superintendent will deny such application. To qualify for licensure as a promoter, an applicant must:

(a) Meet the qualifications for licensure as a matchmaker, or show evidence that the applicant employs a licensed matchmaker;

(b) Demonstrate a history of credit worthiness, particularly in regard to the promotion of past events in Oregon or other jurisdictions;

(c) Demonstrate that the venues that the applicant proposes to use comply with fire and safety regulations and that the dressing rooms and other facilities meet the requirements of the Superintendent;

(d) Provide either:

(A) a promotional plan under which the applicant exercises complete and exclusive control over the sale and counting of tickets, and exclusive supervision over box office employees, ticket takers and security personnel; or

(B) As an alternative to this promotional plan, an applicant may submit A proposed agreement for the Director's approval an agreement between the applicant and the a facility in question which relates to that provides for the sale and accounting for tickets and revenues, and preparation of required reports, and supervision of box office employees, ticket takers, ushers and security personnel. Any such proposed agreement is subject to approval by the Director to ensure that it adequately addresses the required topics and that the interest of the participants and the public are adequately protected.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113 & 463.115
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.035 & 463.165
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 2-1988(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-2-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; BWC 1-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-13-93; BWC 1-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-13-93; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

230-020-0070

Fingerprints and Photographs

(1) An applicant for a promoter's license shall submit two classifiable sets of fingerprints at the time the applicant files the initial application. The applicant shall also furnish two passport-sized photographs.

(2) This rule applies to any individual applying for a promoter's license or any shareholder, officer or director signing an application for a promoter's license in the name of a club, corporation, association, or other organization.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113 & 463.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.035, 463.165 & 463.200
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

230-020-0080

Changes in Proprietary Interest

(1) All partnerships or corporations licensed as promoters shall submit in writing for prior approval by the Director, any proposed change in the persons connected with or having proprietary interest in the promoter, including any change in the shareholders of a corporate entity. Any sole proprietor licensed as a promoter who forms an intention to operate as a partnership shall resubmit an application for a promoter's license prior to engaging in promotional activity as a partnership.

(2) The Superintendent may deny a promoter's application or suspend or revoke any promoter's license if the Superintendent finds that at any time the licensee or any partner, corporate officer, corporate director, shareholder, or employee of any promoter, in this state or elsewhere:

(a) Has engaged in illegal bookmaking or other illegal activity;

(b) Has been convicted of a crime that involves the sport of boxing, mixed martial arts, or wrestling in any way;

(c) Has been the subject of discipline by the boxing, mixed martial arts, or wrestling regulatory authority in any other state;

(d) Is engaged in any other activities or practices that are detrimental to the best interests or boxing, mixed martial arts, or wrestling.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113 & 463.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.035 & 463.165
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

230-020-0090

Basis for Granting License

The Superintendent shall not issue any promoter's license to an applicant unless the Superintendent is satisfied that the applicants is the real party in interest, and intends to arrange, conduct, hold, or give such contests itself, himself, or herself.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113 & 463.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.165
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; BWC 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 4-8-96; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

230-020-0110

Appearance Before the Director

Any person applying for a promoter's license or renewal thereof, must appear in person at the office of the Director. The Director shall review and investigate all applications. The Director shall file a signed written recommendation for grant or denial of the application for a license or renewal of a license, along with a report of such investigation of the applicant with the Superintendent.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113 & 463.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.035 & 463.165
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

License and Application Requirements — Others

230-020-0170

Matchmaker’s License

(1) Any person who is not licensed as a promoter and who arranges matches for a boxing or mixed martial arts contest or event in Oregon, whether or not such arrangements are made in Oregon, must be licensed as a matchmaker.

(2) No matchmaker shall hold a manager's or second's license or manage a boxer or mixed martial arts contestant, either directly or indirectly.

(3) To qualify for a matchmaker’s license, an applicant must pass a written examination administered by the commission on Oregon law and regulations relating to boxing and mixed martial arts. The examination may be waived if the applicant possesses a current and valid license as a matchmaker in another state or country and has not been subject to any disciplinary action.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113 & 463.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.025 & 463.165
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

230-020-0190

Boxer's License

(1) A professional boxer who boxes in Oregon must be licensed in Oregon; an amateur boxer who boxes in Oregon need not be licensed in Oregon.

(2) Anyone who applies for a boxer's license and who cannot provide evidence of recent or previous significant professional or amateur boxing experience must show proof of proper training and must demonstrate physical competence. Physical competence may include but is not limited to competence in the elements of offense, defense, clean hitting, ring generalship, and physical ability to box at least four rounds. A boxer without prior ring experience may be required to demonstrate competency at a sparring session and be evaluated at that time by the Director or a representative of the Director.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113 & 463.115
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113 & 463.115
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

230-020-0195

Mixed Martial Arts Competitor’s License

(1) Professional and amateur mixed martial arts competitors who compete in Oregon must be licensed.

(2) In addition to any other requirements for licensure, an application for a license as a mixed martial arts competitor must include a recent photograph of the applicant showing the applicant’s full face.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.015, ORS 463.025 & ORS 463.165
Hist.: SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

230-020-0200

Manager's and Timekeeper's License

(1)(a) Manager's License. All applications for a manager's license shall contain a listing of all boxers and mixed martial arts participants whom the applicant proposes to manage and a list of all persons connected with, or having a proprietary interest in, the management of each boxer or mixed martial arts combatant.

(b) An application for a manager's license shall be signed by the sole proprietor, a general partner, or an officer of the corporation or association, as the case may be.

(c) An applicant may be required to pass a written examination administered by the Superintendent on the fundamentals of boxing or mixed martial arts, or both, and Oregon law and regulations relating to boxing or mixed martial arts or both. The examination may be waived if the applicant possesses a current and valid license as a manager in another state or country and has not been subject to any disciplinary action.

(2) Timekeeper’s License. In order to be issued a timekeeper's license, an All applicants for a timekeeper’s license must may be required to meet all of the following requirements:

(a) Pass a written examination administered by the Director on the Oregon laws and regulations relating to boxing and mixed martial arts;

(b) Perform a demonstration of competency by demonstrating the duties of a timekeeper before a representative of the Director;

(c) The examination and demonstration of competency may be waived if the applicant for a timekeeper’s license possesses a current and valid license as a timekeeper in another state or country and has not been subject to any disciplinary action.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113 & 463.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.165 & 463.025
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; BWC 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 4-8-96; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

230-020-0210

Second's License

(1) Only approved ringside physicians, approved medical personnel, or a person licensed as a second may administer to cuts and apply medications approved by these rules.

(2) An applicant for a license as a second must pass a written examination administered by the Superintendent on the fundamentals of boxing or mixed martial arts and Oregon laws and regulations relating to boxing or mixed martial arts and, upon the request of the Director, demonstrate the duties of a second before a representative of the Commission.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.025 & 463.165
Hist.: BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

230-020-0215

Approval as Ringside Physician or Medical Personnel

(1) The State Athletic Commission Medical Advisory Committee shall nominate a medical doctor or osteopath for approval by the Commission to serve as a ringside physician if the Committee determines that:

(a) The medical doctor or osteopath is licensed in the State of Oregon; and

(b) The medical doctor or osteopath is familiar with the physical standards for licensing boxers and mixed martial arts contestants.

(2) The Director may approve participation as medical personnel, other than as a ringside physician, of any person who is:

(a) Licensed in Oregon as a medical doctor, osteopath, emergency medical technician, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, or registered nurse; and

(b) Who is familiar with the physical standards for licensing boxers and mixed martial arts contestants.

Stat. Auth. ORS 463.113 & ORS 463.165
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.037 & ORS 463.149
Hist.: SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

Fees

230-020-0240

Annual License Fees

Application for a license shall be accompanied by an annual license fee as follows:

(1) Professional Boxer — Fifteen dollars — $15;

(2) Mixed Martial Arts Competitor :

(a) Professional — Fifteen dollars — $15;

(b) Amateur — Ten dollars —- $10;

(3) Manager — Forty dollars — $40;

(4) Matchmaker — Forty dollars — $40;

(5) Judge — Twenty-five dollars — $25;

(6) Referee — Twenty-five dollars — $25;

(7) Second — Fifteen dollars — $15.

(8) Promoter:

(a) One designated city, valid only within the incorporated limits of the city for which it is granted — $100;

(b) Entire state — $500;

(9) Timekeeper — Ten dollars —- $10.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.025 & 463.035
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91, Renumbered from 230-060-0080; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

Medical Application Requirements

230-020-0300

Medical Requirements for Licensure

Medical Examination of Boxer, Mixed Martial Arts Competitor and Referee Applicants.

(1) Any applicant for a license as a boxer or professional mixed martial arts contestant or as a referee, who resides in this state at the time of application shall be examined by a physician approved by the commission pursuant to 230-020-0215.

(2) Physicals must be accompanied by the witnessed collection of lab specimens accomplished at the time of the examination. Results of the examination, with reports of the laboratory analysis of the specimens attached to the examination form, must be submitted directly to the Commission on a form provided by the Commission.

(3) An applicant for a license as a boxer, professional mixed martial arts competitor, or referee who does not reside in Oregon at the time of application may submit proof of medical qualification if the examination is performed by a physician authorized to perform such examinations by the state or nation in which the examination is conducted and if it is conducted in accordance with Commission’s instructions including the use of applicable forms provided by the Commission.

(4) Annual renewal examination. Any boxer’s, professional mixed martial arts competitor’s, or referee’s renewal application must be accompanied by a report of an updated medical exam. The examining physician may require laboratory testing at the applicant’s expense, if in the judgment of the physician the applicant’s win/loss record, number of TKOs, age, or other history warrants the testing. The results of the medical examination, including the results of laboratory tests, should be submitted at least 14 days prior to renewal date. Any delay in submitting the report of the results of the medical examination or the laboratory tests may delay a decision on the renewal of the license.

(5) Boxer, mixed martial arts competitor, or referee applicants for initial or renewal licensing must also submit evidence that the applicant has, within the previous 30 days, been administered an HIV test for the presence of AIDS antibodies and that the results of such test were negative.

(6) Boxer, mixed martial arts competitor, or referee applicants for initial or renewal licensing must also submit evidence that the applicant has, within the previous 30 days, been tested for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C and that the results of such tests were negative.

(7) An applicant for renewal of a license as a boxer or mixed martial arts competitor and the applicant’s manager are jointly responsible for submitting the report of the results of the medical examination and laboratory testing, including HIV test.

(8) An application for a license or for renewal of a license as a boxer, mixed martial arts contestant, or referee will be denied if the applicant’s medical examination indicates the presence of prohibited substances, as described in OAR 230-020-0450. The Superintendent will not consider a reapplication for a period of 30 days from the date of denial. If, after reapplication, a second test reveals the presence of prohibited substance, the Superintendent will not consider a reapplication for a period of 180 days from the date of the first license denial under this section.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.025 & 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91, Section (4) renumbered from 230-060-0120(3) & section (5) renumbered from 230-060-0120(4); BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08; SAC 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-12-12 thru 8-12-12; Administrative correction 8-27-12

230-020-0310

Vision Requirements — Boxer

(1) Eye Examination. All applicants for a boxer's license, or renewal thereof, must submit a report of a complete medical eye examination by an ophthalmologist or optometrist on a form provided by the Director.

(2) The Superintendent shall deny, suspend or revoke a license as a boxer if the Commission determines that the applicant or licensee cannot safely engage in boxing because of a visual condition, including but not limited to one of the following:

(a) Uncorrected visual acuity of less than 20/100 in either eye;

(b) Corrected visual acuity of less than 20/60 in either eye (amblyopia), regardless of its cause;

(c) A visual field of 30 degrees or less, extending over one or more quadrants of the visual field;

(d) A cataract in either eye which reduces corrected or uncorrected vision to 20/40 or less;

(e) Presence of untreated or unrepaired retinal detachment or retinal tear (excluding choroidal tear);

(f) Presence of primary glaucoma, whether or not such condition has been treated;

(g) Presence of aphasia or dislocated lens in either eye;

(h) Any other visual condition which the physician member determines would prevent the applicant or licensee from safely engaging in boxing.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.025 & 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91, Renumbered from 230-060-0130; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; BWC 1-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-27-98 thru 12-31-98; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

230-020-0320

Minimum Physical Requirements for Issuance of Boxer, Professional Mixed Martial Arts Competitor and Referee Licenses

Applicants for licensure as a boxer, professional mixed martial arts competitor, or referee must meet the following physical requirements:

(1) Blood pressure no higher than 150/90. May be under control by the use of diazide diuretic or low salt program.

(2) Temperature below 100 degrees F. or 37 degrees C.

(3) Distant vision 20/100 either eye; near vision of 20/40 by near vision chart. Permanent medical suspension if either eye is below these standards.

(4) Abdomen — No visceralmegaly.

(5) No hernias containing abdominal contents on coughing or straining.

(6) Normal Rhomberg and finger-to-nose tests.

(7) No suppurative lesions on skin.

(8) No indications of active renal disease or loss of one kidney.

(9) No perforated ear drum.

(10) No change in gait or mental status.

(11) No electroencephalographic or CAT scan changes or abnormalities.

(12) No body deformity that would tend to promote injury.

(13) No history of epilepsy or seizure disorder.

(14) No active venereal disease.

(15) No alcohol or drug addiction or evidence of drug usage.

(16) No mononucleosis.

(17) No hepatitis.

(18) No AIDS or AIDS-related complex.

(19) No diabetes unless under control.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.025, 463.113 & 463.165
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91, Renumbered from 230-060-0140; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

230-020-0330

Medical Disqualification

(1) The Superintendent must refuse to certify a boxer or mixed martial arts contestant if the examining physician or the Superintendent determines that withholding certification is necessary to preserve the health or safety of the boxer or mixed martial arts combatant.

(2) A boxer or mixed martial arts contestant is medically disqualified from competition if he or she:

(a) Has sustained a significant cut that is not completely healed;

(b) Has sustained three consecutive knockouts or TKOs, any knockout within the past 60 days, or any TKO within the past 30 days;

(c) Has sustained two knockouts within 90 days or a knockout in the first fight after a disqualification;

(d) Is not sufficiently conditioned to participate safely.

(3) A boxer or mixed martial arts contestant who has sustained three knockouts may be referred for neurological consultation.

(4) Pre-fight pregnancy test. Prior to participating in any boxing or mixed martial arts event, each female competitor must submit and pass a pregnancy test.

(a) For purposes of this rule, “pass” means the competitor tests negative for pregnancy.

(b) The pregnancy test must be administered during the pre-fight physical examination under the supervision of the examining physician or a female assistant authorized by the Commission, using a pregnancy test kit supplied by the Commission.

(A) Pregnancy test kits not supplied by the Commission shall not be accepted.

(B) The female competitor shall be accompanied to the bathroom facility by the examining physician or authorized female assistant, shall be allowed to take the pregnancy test in privacy, and shall promptly provide the test to the examining physician for interpretation of the results. The female competitor may not carry personal belongings into the bathroom while taking the test.

(c) In place of the pregnancy test described in subsection (b) of this rule, a female competitor may submit a results report from a serum or urine pregnancy test administered within 14 days of the scheduled event by a clinical laboratory or licensed physician. The competitor must submit the results report to the Commission no less than 72 hours before the event.

(d) The Superintendent or the examining physician may waive the pre-fight pregnancy test upon submission of written documentation from a licensed physician or clinic showing that the female competitor has undergone a total hysterectomy.

(A) Waiver of the pre-fight pregnancy test requirement may not be provided for any other reason.

(B) A competitor submitting such hysterectomy documentation to the Commission for the first time must do so no less than 72 hours prior to an event in which the competitor wishes to participate. Once adequate documentation of hysterectomy has been submitted by the competitor, the Commission may keep the documentation on file and the competitor shall not be required to re-submit the documentation for subsequent events unless re-submission is requested by the Commission.

(e) A competitor who tests positive for pregnancy may not participate in the boxing or mixed martial arts event for which the pregnancy test was submitted. A female competitor who fails to submit pregnancy test results or waiver documentation consistent with all requirements of this rule may not participate in the boxing or mixed martial arts event for which the pregnancy test was required. Nothing in this rule shall bar a competitor from seeking to establish eligibility to participate in subsequent events.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.025 & 463.047
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91, Section (2) renumbered from 230-060-0150(2); BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08; SAC 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-21-13; SAC 3-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-10-13 thru 1-6-14; SAC 4-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-10-13 thru 1-6-14; SAC 7-2013, f. & cert. ef. 11-5-13

230-020-0405

Out-of-State Contests

Any boxer or mixed martial arts contestant licensed by the Superintendent who participates in a boxing or mixed martial arts events outside the State of Oregon may be required, upon returning to Oregon, to again take a medical examination before being allowed to box in Oregon. The results of such out-of-state events shall be reported to the Director by the licensee within 72 hours of returning to Oregon.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.025 & 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

230-020-0410

Time Between Bouts

(1) Unless prior written approval is obtained from the Director, a boxer who has competed anywhere must observe a rest period between bouts as specified in this rule before boxing in this state:

(a) Participation in a bout of one or two rounds, rest period of at least seven days;

(b) Participation in a bout of three to six rounds, rest period of at least 14 days;

(c) Participation in a bout of seven to nine rounds, rest period of at least 21 days;

(d) Participation in a bout of ten or more rounds, rest period of at least 30 days.

(2) Unless prior written approval is obtained from the Director, a mixed martial arts competitor who has competed anywhere must observe a rest period of at least seven days before competing in this state.

(3) The ringside physician, notwithstanding the mandatory rest periods prescribed in this rule, may recommend a longer rest period if, in the medical opinion of the ringside physician, a contestant has fought a hard contest and a longer rest period is necessary. The ringside physician must make a recommendation under this section in writing and file it with the Director.

(4) If a boxer or mixed martial arts competitor exhibits any neurological symptoms as a result of a blow during any contest, the ringside physician may order neurological testing and consultation before that boxer or mixed martial arts competitor is allowed to spar or compete in any further contest.

(5) If a boxer or mixed martial arts competitor disagrees with any medical disqualification, the boxer or the mixed martial arts competitor or his or her manager may request a hearing to show proof of fitness. The hearing request must be in writing and must be received by the Commission within 30 days of the medical disqualification. Said hearing shall be provided within 30 days after the Director receives a written request.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.025, 463.047 & 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91, Renumbered from 230-060-0170; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

230-020-0450

Administration or Use of Drugs

(1) The administration or use, by injection or otherwise, of any of the prohibited substances specified in subsection (4) of this rule or stimulants of any type to or by any boxer, mixed martial arts competitor, or referee is prohibited. The Director or other Commission representative may order a test for the presence of such prohibited substances immediately prior to or after a boxing or mixed martial arts match. If the test results indicate the presence of any prohibited substances, the Superintendent may revoke or suspend the license or impose a civil penalty, or both.

(2) At any other time, if the Director or other Commission representative has reasonable cause to believe that a boxer, mixed martial arts competitor, or referee has used or is under the influence of a prohibited substance, the Director may require the boxer, mixed martial arts competitor, or referee to submit to a test for the presence of prohibited substances. If prohibited substances are found to be present, the Superintendent may revoke or suspend the license or impose a civil penalty, or both.

(3) Refusal to submit to any test for prohibited substances at the time such test is ordered shall be grounds for immediate suspension of the boxer's, mixed martial arts contestant’s, or referee's license. Such license shall not be reinstated for a period of at least 180 days and only then, upon submission to the Director of test results showing an absence of prohibited substances.

(4) “Prohibited substances” include but are not limited to any “controlled substance” as defined in ORS 475.005(6), alcohol, or any performance enhancing substance.

(5) All tests for prohibited substances ordered or required by the Commission or its representative shall be at the expense of the boxer, mixed martial arts competitor, or referee.

(6) All licenses granted or reinstated under circumstances where test results at one time indicated the presence of prohibited substances may contain conditions calling for further testing on a scheduled or random basis as ordered by the Director.

(7) If the winner of a boxing or mixed martial arts competition is found to have used a prohibited substance, the competition shall be declared “no contest.”

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.025, 463.113 & 463.165
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91, Renumbered from 230-060-0360; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

230-020-0470

Report of Injury

(1) All ringside physicians shall report, on their post-fight report, all cases where boxers or mixed martial arts contestants have been injured during a bout, or have applied for medical aid after a contest.

(2) A boxer or mixed martial arts contestant who has suffered a knockout or any other serious injury, whether or not arising from boxing or from mixed martial arts, and who has been treated for such injury by a physician or has been hospitalized, shall promptly submit to the Commission a full report from such physician. The manager of the injured or hospitalized boxer or mixed martial arts contestant must ensure that the physician submits a full report to the Commission.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.025 & 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91, Renumbered from 230-060-0440; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

230-020-0480

Suspension for Disability

(1) Any licensee rejected by an examining physician shall be suspended until it is shown that the licensee is fit for further competition or officiating.

(2) Any boxer or mixed martial arts contestant suspended for 30 days for medical protection or for a hard contest, shall take the same examination as required for the annual physical examination except as directed by the Commission. The Commission may require any other diagnostic procedures that it deems to be in the best interest of the licensee and necessary to determine the licensees ability to resume boxing or mixed martial arts.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.025, 463.047 & 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91, Renumbered from 230-060-0450; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; SAC 5-2008, f. 6-12-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

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