TITLE 41
Sports, Racing, and Athletics

CHAPTER 41-5
Boxing and Wrestling

SECTION 41-5-13.1


§ 41-5-13.1 Physical knockouts.

(a) Any boxer suffering a physical knockout during a boxing or sparring match or exhibition licensed under § 41-5-1 shall, at the request of his or her manager or the division of gaming and athletics licensing, undergo a magnetic resonant imaging (MRI) or computerized tomography (CT) test scan within twenty-four (24) hours of the request. Failure to comply with the request within the prescribed time shall cause the boxer's license under § 41-5-7 to be revoked by operation of law and shall render the boxer permanently ineligible for future licensing under § 41-5-7.

(b) The license under § 41-5-7 of any boxer suffering five (5) physical knockouts in any twelve-month (12) period shall be revoked by operation of law and the boxer shall be permanently ineligible for future licensing under § 41-5-7.

(c) Every boxer suffering a physical knockout, at the discretion of the division of gaming and athletics licensing, shall be ineligible to perform in a boxing or sparring match or exhibition licensed under § 41-5-1 until sixty (60) days have elapsed following the date of the knockout. The license under § 41-5-7 of every boxer shall be revoked by operation of law whenever he or she suffers a physical knockout.

(d) Every boxer suffering a physical knockout during a boxing or sparring match or exhibition licensed under § 41-5-1 shall submit to an examination by the physician in attendance immediately following his or her removal from the ring and shall, within two (2) hours of the knockout, submit to a complete examination at a local hospital named by the physician in attendance.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1984, ch. 399, § 2; P.L. 1986, ch. 198, § 30; P.L. 2007, ch. 388, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 439, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 528, § 5.)