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74-50,191. Medical suspensions; medical retirement. (a) In order to protect the health and welfare of the contestants, there shall be a mandatory medical suspension of any contestant who loses consciousness or who has been injured as a result of blows received to the head or body during a regulated sports contest, bout or semi-professional elimination contest. A medical suspension shall be for a period of time not to exceed 180 days. The determination of consciousness is to be made only by a physician licensed by the board of healing arts and by the commission pursuant to this act. Prior to releasing a contestant from medical suspension, the commission may require a contestant on medical suspension to undergo any medical test deemed necessary to prove such contestant is medically fit. Medical suspensions issued in accordance with this section shall not be subject to review by any court or tribunal.

(b) Any person who has been injured in such a manner that such person is unable to compete as a contestant in regulated sports in the future shall be deemed medically retired. A person with a status of medically retired shall not compete in any events governed by this act and shall not be eligible for licensure as a contestant. A determination of medical retirement shall not be subject to review by any court or tribunal.

History: L. 2004, ch. 88, ยง 11; July 1.

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