§440-8.5  Powers and duties of the commission.  In addition to any other powers and duties authorized by law, the commission shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 to provide for the following:

     (1)  An appropriate method of ensuring that all financial obligations are met by a promoter who conducts, holds, or gives a boxing contest;

     (2)  A public record accounting for the distribution of all tickets provided to the commission by a promoter and anything else of value which is provided to the commission;

     (3)  Clinics or seminars on health and safety for licensees, as deemed necessary by the commission;

     (4)  A mandatory neurological examination for any boxer who is knocked out in a boxing contest, and an eye examination as part of a boxer's annual medical examination;

     (5)  An automatic medical suspension from boxing for a period of time to be determined by the commission for any boxer who is knocked out from head blows or who has received a severe beating about the head.  The period of time of the automatic medical suspension shall be based upon the severity of the beating received by the boxer;

     (6)  Procedures to evaluate the professional records and physician's certification of each boxer participating in a professional boxing contest in the State and to deny authorization to a boxer to fight when the requirements of this paragraph are not met;

     (7)  Procedures to ensure that no boxer is permitted to box while under suspension from any boxing commission due to:

          (A)  A recent knockout or series of consecutive losses;

          (B)  An injury, any required medical procedure, or a physician's denial of certification to box;

          (C)  Failure of any drug test; or

          (D)  The use of false aliases or falsifying or attempting to falsify official identification cards or documents relating to boxing;

     (8)  Procedures to review a suspension if appealed by a boxer, including an opportunity for a boxer to present contradictory evidence;

     (9)  Procedures to revoke a suspension if a boxer furnishes proof of sufficiently improved medical or physical condition or furnishes proof that the suspension was not, or is no longer, warranted by the facts; and

    (10)  Establishing a boxing registry and the issuance of an identification card to boxers. [L 1986, c 135, §5; am L 1987, c 126, §1; am L 1992, c 202, §48; am L 2004, c 135, §7]