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§ 4-304.1. HIV and hepatitis B tests

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness RegulationEffective: July 1, 2013

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Regulation (Refs & Annos)
Title 4. Athletics (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Boxing, Kick Boxing, Wrestling, and Mixed Martial Arts (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2013
MD Code, Business Regulation, § 4-304.1
§ 4-304.1. HIV and hepatitis B tests
(a) Each applicant for a license to participate as a contestant in a contest shall present documentary evidence, satisfactory to the Commission, that:
(1) within the prior 30-day period, the applicant has been tested for the presence of:
(i) antibodies to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV);
(ii) the antigen of virus hepatitis B; and
(iii) antibodies to virus hepatitis C; and
(2) the results of all tests are negative.
(b) Whenever directed by the Commission, an individual who is licensed to participate as a contestant in a contest shall present documentary evidence, satisfactory to the Commission, that:
(1) within 30 days prior to participating in a contest, the individual has been tested for the presence of:
(i) antibodies to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV);
(ii) the antigen of virus hepatitis B; and
(iii) antibodies to virus hepatitis C; and
(2) the results of all tests are negative.
(c) A test for the presence of HIV conducted under the provisions of this section shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Title 4, Subtitle 3 and § 18-336 of the Health--General Article.
(d)(1) If the Commission denies a license, suspends or revokes a license, denies renewal of a license, or does not allow an individual to participate in a contest because of the failure of the individual to comply with this section, the Commission shall keep the information confidential and may not disclose the reason for its action.
(2) A person who violates paragraph (1) of this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 for the first offense and not exceeding $5,000 for each subsequent conviction.

Credits

Added by Acts 1996, c. 551, § 1, eff. May 14, 1996. Amended by Acts 2005, c. 37, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2005; Acts 2008, c. 607, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2008; Acts 2008, c. 608, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2008; Acts 2009, c. 60, § 1, eff. April 14, 2009; Acts 2013, c. 101, § 1, eff. July 1, 2013.
MD Code, Business Regulation, § 4-304.1, MD BUS REG § 4-304.1
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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