(a) The Commission shall require an individual to be examined by a licensed physician who is chosen by the Commission and who specializes in neurology or neurosurgery before the individual may participate as a contestant in a contest in the State if:
(1) the individual has participated as a contestant in more than 12 contests in or out of the State;
(2) a ringside physician recommends the examination; or
(3) in 2 successive contests the individual:
(i) receives a technical knockout as a result of a neurological injury; or
(ii) is knocked out.
(b) The Commission shall pay the cost of the neurological examination required under this section from the license fees collected under this subtitle.
(c) On the basis of the neurological examination and the recommendation of the physician who conducts the examination, the Commission may find that the individual is not fit and may prohibit the individual from participating in a contest in the State.
Added by Acts 1992, c. 4, § 2. Amended by Acts 1993, c. 148; Acts 2008, c. 607, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2008; Acts 2008, c. 608, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2008; Acts 2013, c. 101, § 1, eff. July 1, 2013.
Formerly Art. 56, § 112AB.
MD Code, Business Regulation, § 4-314, MD BUS REG § 4-314
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.