[Rev. 10/19/2018 5:38:41 PM]

[NAC-467 Revised Date: 10-18]

CHAPTER 467 - UNARMED COMBAT

GENERAL PROVISIONS

467.001              Definitions.

467.0015            “Anti-doping violation” defined.

467.0017            “Authenticated copy” defined.

467.002              Definitions. [Replaced in revision by NAC 467.001.]

467.0021            “Commission” defined.

467.0023            “Contest” defined.

467.00255          “Doping control” defined.

467.00257          “Drug testing credit” defined.

467.0026            “Executive Director” defined.

467.0027            “Exhibition” defined.

467.00275          “In-competition” defined.

467.00277          “License fee” defined.

467.0028            “Manager” defined.

467.00282          “Marker” defined.

467.00284          “Metabolite” defined.

467.00285          “Mixed martial arts” defined.

467.00288          “Out-of-competition” defined.

467.0029            “Program of unarmed combat” defined.

467.0030            “Prohibited List” defined.

467.00302          “Prohibited method” defined.

467.00307          “Prohibited substance” defined.

467.0034            “Respondent” defined.

467.00345          “Results management function” defined.

467.0035            “Ring official” defined.

467.0036            “Sample or specimen” defined.

467.0038            “Sanctioned drug testing organization” defined.

467.00395          Interpretation of “contestant,” “promoter,” “purse,” “unarmed combat” and “unarmed combatant.”

467.004              Executive Director: Duties relating to Commission’s representatives and employees; authority to conduct investigations and issue complaints; request for investigation by Attorney General of alleged violation of chapter.

467.0045            Member or employee of Commission or other person administering or enforcing chapter prohibited from financial interest in contest, exhibition or unarmed combatant; exception.

467.006              Commission may refuse to contract for services of independent contractor; Commission will not delegate results management function.

467.007              Application of provisions of chapter.

467.008              Waiver of requirements; alteration of period of time required for action; designation of Commissioner to perform duties of Chair.

467.0085            Request for public book or record: Review by Attorney General to determine confidentiality provisions; review and approval for dissemination by Chair and Executive Director.

467.009              Adoption by reference of Unified Championship Rules.

467.011              Adoption by reference of publications related to program of drug testing and anti-doping.

LICENSING AND REGISTRATION

467.012              General licensing requirements: Application; acknowledgment of Code of Ethics and Conduct; conditions and agreements; false statements; proof of identity; understanding of drug testing program; appearance before Commission; fee for issuance or renewal; period of validity.

467.014              Application for license: Request for withdrawal.

467.017              Application for issuance or renewal of license to engage in unarmed combat: Effect of age, experience and physical condition of applicant; review of qualifications of applicant.

467.022              Determination of ability to compete in unarmed combat; hearing.

467.027              Determination of physical and mental fitness to engage in unarmed combat; examination and testing; submission of results of medical tests required; waiver of deadline for submission.

467.045              Application by amateur for license as professional unarmed combatant: Requirements; record or proof of ability to compete; notarized statement from parent or guardian required for minor.

467.052              Application for license as promoter: Requirements; investigation; payment of costs; fees.

467.057              Manager may act as second without second’s license.

467.062              Referees, judges and timekeepers: Licensing requirements; expiration and renewal of license; membership in or association with sanctioning organization; licensing fees.

467.071              Ringside physicians: Licensing requirements and fees; factors for determining whether to issue or renew license; certification in life-saving procedures; notification to Executive Director of treatment or examination of unarmed combatant.

467.073              Registration of sanctioning organizations: Requirement; application; fees; revocation, suspension or conditioning; renewal; waivers and exceptions.

467.077              Applicants, licensees and ring officials must submit material to Commission or Executive Director as directed.

467.078              Notice to Commission of change of address of licensee; disciplinary action for failure to comply.

467.079              Notice to Commission of proposed change in ownership of promoter or change in officers, managers or directors of promoter; approval or disapproval by Commission.

467.082              Grounds for denial of application for license.

467.087              Application for new license or petition for reinstatement of license after denial, revocation or suspension; petition for reinstatement after anti-doping violation; applicant required to pay in full all fees and fines.

467.089              Effect of expiration of license, approval, registration or sanctioning on jurisdiction of Commission.

IDENTIFICATION CARDS

467.093              Unarmed combatants: Issuance of identification card; card may not be substituted for license; presentation of card at weigh-in; disciplinary action for falsification or misuse of card.

CONTRACTS AND FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

467.102              Contract between manager and unarmed combatant: Filing with Commission; general requirements; arbitration of disputes; authority of managers; assignment.

467.104              Promoter and certain others prohibited from acting as manager of unarmed combatant and from holding certain financial interests.

467.112              Bout agreement between promoter and unarmed combatant: Form; prohibited provision.

467.117              Provisions for filing of bout agreements; failure to file; filing of agreements between contestants; waiver of deadlines for filing.

467.122              Payment of unarmed combatant working on percentage basis; calculation of net receipts.

467.127              Limitations on promoter creating debt on behalf of or advancing money to unarmed combatant or manager.

467.132              Failure of unarmed combatant to appear for contest or exhibition; disciplinary action; effect on bout agreement.

467.137              Payment of unarmed combatant: Permissible withholding and deduction; effect of arbitration or litigation; assignment.

467.142              Payment of purse: Time and manner; permissible withholding; payment by electronic means.

467.147              Withholding payment of purse pending disciplinary action against unarmed combatant; duties of promoter.

467.149              Insurance coverage.

467.151              Payment of certain fees for tickets sold for admission to live professional contest of unarmed combat; grants to organizations that promote amateur contests or exhibitions.

ARRANGING AND PROMOTING PROGRAMS OF UNARMED COMBAT

467.162              Surety bond.

467.167              Permit: Submission of written request for approval of program and date; contents; payment of fee; factors for consideration whether to approve; cancellation of program and consequences for failure to notify of cancellation.

467.169              Permit for program with anticipated large gross receipts; multiple requests for approval of same date.

467.177              Programs for charitable purposes: Application by promoter; contents; submission of itemized statement of receipts and expenditures; consequences for failure to submit.

467.182              Arrangement of contest or exhibition; use of licensed matchmaker by promoter.

467.204              Minimum number of rounds for program.

467.206              Maximum number of contestants for program.

467.208              Certain persons retained by promoter must have licenses.

467.214              Selection and approval of ring officials and announcer.

467.219              Referees: Selection; fee; protest of assignment; physical examination.

467.225              Judges: Selection; protest of assignment; fee; stationing; physical examination.

467.238              Certain officials deemed independent contractors; payment of fees by promoters to Commission; payment of officials by Commission.

467.245              Cancellation or postponement of program: Limitations; new bout agreement; approval of new date; advance notice to public.

467.255              Change or substitution involving main event: Notice by promoter; refund of price of ticket; approval of substitution.

467.259              Unarmed combatant not used in agreed upon program must be used in another program of the promoter or reimbursed.

467.272              Limitations on types of beverage containers and plates used at programs.

TICKETS AND ADMISSIONS

467.305              Training quarters: Requirements for charging admission fee; duties of person charging fee.

467.310              Tickets: Conditions for sale.

467.315              Tickets: Person sold right of admission must be provided with ticket; promoter must prepare inventory of tickets and submit to Commission.

467.326              Contents of ticket; complimentary ticket must be visibly marked.

467.332              Complimentary tickets: Limitation on issuance; exclusion from calculation of license fee; calculation of percentage of price and service charge for payment to unarmed combatant.

467.337              Issuance of complimentary tickets and tickets at reduced rate: Authority and duties of promoter; use of and liability for tickets; disciplinary action; fees and taxes.

467.340              Admission of certain ring officials; persons authorized to use commission badge or credential; access to site of program and dressing rooms.

467.342              Allocation of seats for media.

467.344              Reservation of area for use by Commission; waiver of requirement.

467.346              Provision of private room for staff of Commission and certain other persons involved with contest or exhibition.

467.376              Duties of ushers.

FACILITIES, EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

467.412              Sanitation.

467.414              Provision of ambulances and paramedics; exception; alternative medical transport; notice of program must be provided to emergency services, hospital and emergency room personnel.

467.417              Provision of emergency equipment.

467.422              Dressing rooms: Persons authorized to enter; promoter to provide security.

467.427              Requirements for gloves; examination and inspection.

467.432              Requirements for bandages for hands of unarmed combatant.

467.437              Equipment of chief second; inspection of first-aid kit.

467.442              Requirements for boxing or kickboxing ring.

467.447              Requirements for bell, gong or other auditory device.

467.452              Equipment of timekeeper.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR UNARMED COMBATANTS AND OTHER LICENSEES

467.472              Time required to elapse before unarmed combatant competes in successive contest or exhibition.

467.476              Boxers: Weight classes; weight differences; weight loss after weigh-in.

467.496              Unarmed combatants required to submit to weigh-in and physical examination.

467.514              Procedure for weigh-in.

467.522              Forfeiture for failure to make weight agreed upon in bout agreement.

467.528              Physical examination required at weigh-in; reporting of certain medical treatment received.

467.535              Duties of promoter concerning physical examination; fees for services of physician; provision of temporary or emergency treatment to unarmed combatant.

467.545              Determination by physician of fitness of unarmed combatant; report.

467.555              Unarmed combatant must report certain injuries and illnesses; physical examination required; payment of physician.

467.562              Suspension of licensee for medical reason.

467.568              Female unarmed combatants; provision of results of pregnancy test; separate dressing rooms required.

DRUG TESTING PROGRAM FOR UNARMED COMBATANTS; ANTI-DOPING VIOLATIONS

467.570              Requirement to submit to drug test at any time upon request of Commission; requirements for approval of laboratory performing test.

467.5705            Anti-doping violation: Refusal or failure to submit to drug test; disciplinary action; consequences for violation.

467.571              Anti-doping violation: Presence of prohibited substance; disciplinary action; exception; consequences for violation.

467.5715            Anti-doping violation: Use or attempt to use prohibited substance or prohibited method; disciplinary action; consequences for violation.

467.572              Anti-doping violation: Possession of prohibited substance or prohibited method; disciplinary action; consequences for violation.

467.5725            Anti-doping violation: Selling, giving, transporting, sending, delivering or distributing prohibited substance or prohibited method; disciplinary action; reporting of violation; consequences for violation.

467.573              Anti-doping violation: Providing or supplying prohibited substance or prohibited method; supervising or facilitating in use or attempted use of prohibited substance or prohibited method; disciplinary action; exception for physician and other medical personnel; reporting of violation; consequences for violation.

467.5735            Anti-doping violation: Subverting or tampering with program of doping control; disciplinary action; consequences for violation.

467.574              Prompt admission to anti-doping violation when only reliable evidence is the admission: Reduction of period of ineligibility; imposition of fine.

467.576              Prompt admission to anti-doping violation when alleged by Commission or representative: Reduction of period of ineligibility; imposition of fine.

467.577              Commission of second anti-doping violation; period of ineligibility; imposition of fine.

467.578              Commission of third or subsequent anti-doping violation; period of ineligibility; imposition of fine.

467.579              Authority of Commission to change result of contest or exhibition to “no contest” if unarmed combatant committed anti-doping violation; notation in record of combatant.

467.581              Aggravating circumstances for increasing period of ineligibility for anti-doping violation.

467.582              Mitigating circumstances for reducing or eliminating period of ineligibility for anti-doping violation.

467.583              Application for therapeutic use exemption; approval; period of validity and renewal; exception from anti-doping violations for use consistent with therapeutic exemption.

467.584              Application to become sanctioned drug testing organization for promoter; accompanying information; written determination of Commission; period of validity and renewal; revocation; maintenance and publication of list of approved organizations; submission to Commission of drug test results.

467.586              Unarmed combatants must report before contest or exhibition. [Replaced in revision by NAC 467.591.]

467.587              Submission to Commission of contracts between promoter and drug testing organization; exception; confidentiality of information submitted.

467.588              Written request by promoter to obtain drug testing credit; notification by Commission of amount of credit; comparison of costs; use of credit by promoter.

467.589              Costs included in determination of amount of drug testing credit; application and calculation of credit by promoter; limitation on amount.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTESTS AND EXHIBITIONS

467.591              Unarmed combatants must report before contest or exhibition; prohibition on consumption of stimulant drinks; requirements for drink containers brought on site.

467.592              Proper attire and equipment of unarmed combatants.

467.598              Physical appearance of unarmed combatants.

467.605              Procedure for use of scorecards; approval for use of electronic scorecards.

467.612              Method of judging boxing or kickboxing contest or exhibition.

467.628              Conduct of chief second and assistant seconds; final instructions to unarmed combatants by referee.

467.635              Limitations on seconds; persons allowed in ring or fenced area during rest period.

467.642              Duties of ringside physicians.

467.649              Warning before start of round.

467.655              Duration of round.

467.662              Persons allowed in ring or fenced area during prescribed periods; waiver.

467.668              Fair blow in boxing.

467.675              Acts constituting fouls in boxing.

467.682              Duties of referee; warnings; deduction of points; disqualification; view of replay after injury.

467.688              Fouls: Determination and notification of deduction of points; effect of low blow and exception for mixed martial arts.

467.695              Fouls: Disqualification; withholding of purse.

467.698              Fouls: Intentional.

467.702              Fouls: Accidental.

467.713              Determination to stop contest or exhibition: Injury to unarmed combatant.

467.718              Determination to stop contest or exhibition: One-sided contest or exhibition; risk of serious injury.

467.723              Determination to stop contest or exhibition: Unarmed combatant not honestly competing.

467.728              Leaving ring during period of rest prohibited; effect of failure to resume competition.

467.735              Gloves to be wiped by referee after fall of unarmed combatant.

467.740              Procedure for counting; knockdown; knockout; technical draw.

467.745              Resumption of count in certain circumstances.

467.748              Adjudication of technical knockout.

467.757              Procedure when unarmed combatant has fallen through or been knocked through ropes.

467.760              Determination of whether unarmed combatant is down; effect of hanging onto or being held up by ropes.

467.765              Announcement of winner.

467.770              Change of decision after contest or exhibition: Factors considered by Commission.

467.778              Physician’s report to Commission after contest or exhibition; contents.

AMATEUR CONTESTS AND EXHIBITIONS

467.785              Recognition by Commission; registration and physical examination of amateur boxers; preparation of official list of competent judges; filing notice of contest or exhibition approval of sanctioning organization; approval required for minor to participate in mixed martial arts.

MARTIAL ARTS CONTESTS AND EXHIBITIONS

467.792              Martial arts involving full contact: Applicability of statutes and regulations; use of official rules; filing of official rules by sponsoring organization or promoter; approval of Commission required.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS CONTESTS AND EXHIBITIONS

467.795              Conduct of contests and exhibitions; applicability of provisions.

467.7952            Requirements for ring or fenced area; use of video screens.

467.7954            Duration.

467.7956            Weight classes of unarmed combatants; consequences for exceeding maximum weight; weight loss after weigh-in.

467.7958            Prohibition on shoes or padding on feet for unarmed combatants.

467.796              Method of judging.

467.7962            Acts constituting fouls.

467.7964            Fouls: Determination and notification of deduction of points.

467.7966            Fouls: Accidental.

467.7968            Authorized results of contests.

DECLARATORY ORDERS AND ADVISORY OPINIONS

467.845              Filing of petition; hearing; issuance.

PROHIBITED ACTS; DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

467.855              Preparations to stop hemorrhaging.

467.875              Solicitation to conduct fraudulent contest or exhibition: Duty to report immediately; ground for disciplinary action for failure to report.

467.885              Grounds for disciplinary action.

467.887              Suspension of license, approval, registration or sanctioning on ground of crime involving moral turpitude.

467.888              Suspension by another jurisdiction may be honored by Commission.

467.889              Suspension or revocation of license for failure to pay fine or monetary penalty or comply with payment plan; placement on list of suspensions.

467.890              Prohibition on dealing with person whose license, approval, registration or sanctioning is suspended or revoked.

467.895              Promoters and matchmakers required to take notice of suspensions listed on registries; effect of suspension or revocation of license, approval, registration or sanctioning.

467.900              Monetary penalties for certain violations; review by Commission.

467.905              Disciplinary action for dishonored check.

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

467.915              Conformance to recognized standards of ethical and courteous conduct in proceedings before Commission; exclusion from proceeding for nonconformance; petition to rescind exclusion.

467.920              Service of documents.

467.922              Complaint: Filing; service of copy on respondent.

467.924              Answer; appearance by respondent; waiver; consequences for failure to file answer or appear.

467.926              Action by Commission upon admission by respondent or other evidence.

467.928              Restrictions on communications between members of Commission and party or representative.

467.930              Representation by attorney.

467.932              Subpoenas: Issuance; contents; service.

467.934              Order to protect party to whom subpoena is directed.

467.936              Procedure for hearing; rules of evidence.

467.938              Introduction of affidavits; cross-examination of affiants.

467.940              Authentication of evidence.

467.942              Testimony of respondent or certain other persons; failure to respond to subpoena.

467.944              Amended or supplemental pleadings.

467.946              Procedure for motions.

467.948              Continuances.

467.950              Rulings by Chair of Commission on preliminary or procedural matters.

467.952              Decision.

467.954              Rehearing.

467.956              Evidentiary standard for findings of fact.

 

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

     NAC 467.001  Definitions. (NRS 467.030)  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NAC 467.0015 to 467.0038, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Supplied in codification; A by Athletic Comm’n, 12-2-1997; R083-00, 9-22-2000; R062-16, 9-9-2016) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 467.002)

     NAC 467.0015  “Anti-doping violation” defined. (NRS 467.030, 467.153)  “Anti-doping violation” means any violation of the provisions of NAC 467.5705 to 467.5735, inclusive.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.0017  “Authenticated copy” defined. (NRS 467.030)  “Authenticated copy” means a duplicate or copy of an original record certified by a licensed notary public, or the equivalent of a notary public in a foreign jurisdiction, or such other type of copy of the original record as the Chair of the Commission or his or her designee deems to be an authenticated copy of that record.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.002  Definitions. (NRS 467.030)  [Replaced in revision by NAC 467.001.]

 

     NAC 467.0021  “Commission” defined. (NRS 467.030)  “Commission” means the Nevada Athletic Commission.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.0023  “Contest” defined. (NRS 467.030)  “Contest” means a contest of unarmed combat.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.00255  “Doping control” defined. (NRS 467.030, 467.153)  “Doping control” means all steps and processes involved in the drug testing of unarmed combatants, from test distribution planning through the ultimate disposition of any appeal, including, without limitation, the collection and handling of a sample or specimen, laboratory analysis, therapeutic use exemptions, results management functions and hearings.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.00257  “Drug testing credit” defined. (NRS 467.030, 467.153)  “Drug testing credit” means the credit against the license fee to which a promoter is entitled pursuant to subsection 4 of NRS 467.107 for the amount paid by the promoter to the Commission or to an organization sanctioned by the Commission to administer a drug testing program for unarmed combatants.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.0026  “Executive Director” defined. (NRS 467.030)  “Executive Director” means the Executive Director of the Commission employed pursuant to NRS 467.040.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000)

     NAC 467.0027  “Exhibition” defined. (NRS 467.030)  “Exhibition” means an engagement in which the participants show or display their skills in unarmed combat.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 12-2-97; A by R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.00275  “In-competition” defined. (NRS 467.030, 467.153)  “In-competition” means the period commencing 12 hours before the beginning of a program of unarmed combat in which an unarmed combatant is scheduled to participate and ending at the time that the process of collecting samples or specimens from unarmed combatants participating in the program is completed.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.00277  “License fee” defined. (NRS 467.030)  “License fee” means the license fee prescribed in subsection 1 of NRS 467.107.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.0028  “Manager” defined. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  “Manager” means a person who:

     (a) Undertakes to represent the interest of another person, by contract, agreement or other arrangement, in procuring, arranging or conducting a professional contest or exhibition in which such person is to participate as a contestant;

     (b) Directs or controls the professional unarmed combat activities of an unarmed combatant;

     (c) Receives or is entitled to receive 10 percent or more of the gross purse or gross income of any professional unarmed combatant for services relating to participation of the unarmed combatant in a professional contest or exhibition; or

     (d) Receives compensation for service as an agent or representative of an unarmed combatant.

     2.  The term does not include an attorney licensed to practice in this State, if his or her participation in such activities is restricted solely to legal representation of the interests of an unarmed combatant as his or her client.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000)

     NAC 467.00282  “Marker” defined. (NRS 467.030, 467.153)  “Marker” means a compound, a group of compounds or a biological variable that indicates the use of a prohibited substance or prohibited method.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.00284  “Metabolite” defined. (NRS 467.030, 467.153)  “Metabolite” means any substance produced by a biotransformation process.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.00285  “Mixed martial arts” defined. (NRS 467.030)  “Mixed martial arts” means unarmed combat involving the use, subject to any applicable limitations set forth in this chapter, of a combination of techniques from different disciplines of the martial arts, including, without limitation, grappling, kicking and striking.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R070-01, eff. 8-31-2001)

     NAC 467.00288  “Out-of-competition” defined. (NRS 467.030, 467.153)  “Out-of-competition” means any period during which an unarmed combatant is not in-competition.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.0029  “Program of unarmed combat” defined. (NRS 467.030)  “Program of unarmed combat” means a program of one or more contests or exhibitions.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.0030  Prohibited List” defined. (NRS 467.030, 467.153)  Prohibited List” means the Prohibited List adopted by reference in NAC 467.011.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.00302  “Prohibited method” defined. (NRS 467.030, 467.153)  “Prohibited method” means any method described as prohibited on the Prohibited List.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.00307  “Prohibited substance” defined. (NRS 467.030, 467.153)  “Prohibited substance” means any substance, or class of substances, identified as prohibited on the Prohibited List.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.0034  “Respondent” defined. (NRS 467.030)  “Respondent” means a person against whom a complaint has been filed pursuant to this chapter.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000)

     NAC 467.00345  “Results management function” defined. (NRS 467.030, 467.153)  “Results management function” means any function associated with the prehearing administration of an alleged anti-doping violation, the adjudication of an alleged anti-doping violation, and the determination and application of a penalty for an anti-doping violation.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.0035  “Ring official” defined. (NRS 467.030)  “Ring official” means any person who performs an official function during the progress of a contest or exhibition.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.0036  “Sample or specimen” defined. (NRS 467.030, 467.153)  “Sample or specimen” means any biological material collected for the purposes of doping control.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.0038  “Sanctioned drug testing organization” defined. (NRS 467.030, 467.153)  “Sanctioned drug testing organization” means an organization sanctioned by the Commission pursuant to NAC 467.584 to administer a drug testing program on behalf of a promoter.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.00395  Interpretation of “contestant,” “promoter,” “purse,” “unarmed combat” and “unarmed combatant.” (NRS 467.030)  For the purposes of this chapter and chapter 467 of NRS, the Commission will interpret the term:

     1.  “Contestant,” as defined in NRS 467.0103, to include any person who is preparing to engage in, who currently is engaged in or who has formerly engaged in unarmed combat for remuneration.

     2.  “Promoter,” as defined in NRS 467.0104, to include any person who intends or plans to produce, arrange or stage, who is currently producing, arranging or staging, or who has formerly produced, arranged or staged any professional contest or exhibition.

     3.  “Purse,” as defined in NRS 467.0105, to include the financial guarantee or any other remuneration for which contestants are participating in a contest or exhibition, including, without limitation, the contestant’s share of any payment received for radio broadcasting, television or motion picture rights and any bonus payment or other payment greater than the amount constituting the financial guarantee.

     4.  “Unarmed combat,” as defined in NRS 467.0107, to include boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts and any other form of competition in which a blow is usually struck, or a maneuver is usually executed, and which may reasonably be expected to inflict injury.

     5.  “Unarmed combatant,” as defined in NRS 467.0108:

     (a) To include any person who engages in unarmed combat in a contest or exhibition, whether or not the person receives remuneration, including, without limitation, a contestant.

     (b) To not include:

          (1) Except as otherwise provided in NAC 467.785, an amateur boxer, amateur kickboxer or amateur mixed martial artist; or

          (2) A person who participates in a contest or exhibition that is exempt from the provisions of this chapter or chapter 467 of NRS pursuant to a specific statute or regulation, including, without limitation, NRS 467.170 and 467.173.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.004  Executive Director: Duties relating to Commission’s representatives and employees; authority to conduct investigations and issue complaints; request for investigation by Attorney General of alleged violation of chapter. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The jurisdiction, duties and responsibilities of every representative and employee of the Commission must be established by the Executive Director with the approval of the Commission.

     2.  Every employee is under the general supervision of the Executive Director.

     3.  The Executive Director may investigate the conduct of, and issue complaints against, an unarmed combatant, a person who is licensed, approved, registered or sanctioned by the Commission or any other person associated with unarmed combat in this State.

     4.  The Executive Director, with the approval of the Chair of the Commission, may request an investigation of any alleged violation of this chapter or chapter 467 of NRS by the Office of the Attorney General or any other agency or political subdivision of this State. Any contract for payment or memorandum of understanding to effectuate such an investigation must be approved by the Commission before the investigation commences.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 137, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 11-2-88; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.0045  Member or employee of Commission or other person administering or enforcing chapter prohibited from financial interest in contest, exhibition or unarmed combatant; exception. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, a member or employee of the Commission, or any person who administers or enforces the provisions of this chapter or chapter 467 of NRS, may not be a member, shareholder, partner, director or officer of, contract with, receive any compensation from or have a financial interest in any person who sanctions, arranges or promotes a contest or exhibition, or have a financial interest in any unarmed combatant.

     2.  The provisions of subsection 1 do not prohibit a member or employee of the Commission or a ring official from entering into a contract or receiving payment for supervising or officiating a contest or exhibition.

     3.  As used in this section, “compensation” does not include the holding of money in escrow for the payment to another person in connection with a contest or exhibition of professional unarmed combat.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.006  Commission may refuse to contract for services of independent contractor; Commission will not delegate results management function. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The Commission may refuse to contract for the services of a person as an independent contractor for any reason that does not violate federal or state law.

     2.  The Commission will not delegate any results management function.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 12-2-97; A by R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.007  Application of provisions of chapter. (NRS 467.030)  The provisions of this chapter apply to all contests or exhibitions except as otherwise provided in:

     1.  A specific statute or regulation; or

     2.  An official rule that has been adopted by a sponsoring organization for a particular type of unarmed combat if the official rule has been approved by the Commission.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.008  Waiver of requirements; alteration of period of time required for action; designation of Commissioner to perform duties of Chair. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The Commission may, at its sole discretion, waive a requirement set forth in this chapter for any cause deemed sufficient by the Commission.

     2.  For good cause deemed sufficient by the Commission, the Chair of the Commission may alter a period of time prescribed by this chapter in which an action may be taken or must be taken, upon the Chair’s own initiative or upon motion made by a party or other person affected by the prescribed period.

     3.  The Chair of the Commission may designate a Commissioner to perform any of the duties of the Chair set forth in this chapter.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000)

     NAC 467.0085  Request for public book or record: Review by Attorney General to determine confidentiality provisions; review and approval for dissemination by Chair and Executive Director. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Upon receipt of a request for a public book or record pursuant to chapter 239 of NRS, the Executive Director or a person designated by the Commission to respond to the request shall request the Office of the Attorney General to conduct a review of the requested books or records to determine whether:

     (a) The requested books or records are public books or records for the purposes of chapter 239 of NRS; and

     (b) Any confidentiality provisions prevent the release of the requested books or records, in part or in full.

     2.  Upon completion of the review by the Office of the Attorney General, the requested books or records must be reviewed and approved for dissemination by the Chair of the Commission and the Executive Director.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.009  Adoption by reference of Unified Championship Rules. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Unless otherwise ordered by the Commission, championship contests of boxing and other contests of boxing that the Commission considers to be special events must comply with the Unified Championship Rules adopted by the Association of Boxing Commissions, which are hereby adopted by reference.

     2.  A copy of the Unified Championship Rules may be obtained free of charge from the Commission, 555 East Washington Avenue, Suite 3200, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000; A by R070-01, 8-31-2001; R090-07, 12-4-2007)

     NAC 467.011  Adoption by reference of publications related to program of drug testing and anti-doping. (NRS 467.030, 467.153)

     1.  The Commission hereby adopts by reference the most recent version of the:

     (a) Prohibited List published by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

     (b) International Standard for Laboratories published by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

     (c) Decision Limits for the Confirmatory Quantification of Threshold Substances, WADA Technical Document - TD2014DL, published by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

     2.  A copy of the publications adopted by reference pursuant to subsection 1 is available, free of charge, at the Internet address www.wada-ama.org.

     3.  If a publication adopted by reference pursuant to subsection 1 is revised, the Commission will review the revision to ensure its suitability for this State. If the Commission determines that the revision is not suitable for this State, the Commission will hold a public hearing to review its determination within 6 months after the date of publication of the revision and give notice of that hearing within 30 days after the date of the publication of the revision. If, after the hearing, the Commission does not revise its determination, the Commission will give notice that the revision is not suitable for this State within 30 days after the hearing. If the Commission does not give such notice, the revision becomes part of the pertinent publication adopted by reference pursuant to subsection 1.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

LICENSING AND REGISTRATION

     NAC 467.012  General licensing requirements: Application; acknowledgment of Code of Ethics and Conduct; conditions and agreements; false statements; proof of identity; understanding of drug testing program; appearance before Commission; fee for issuance or renewal; period of validity. (NRS 467.030, 467.100)

     1.  An application for a license as a:

     (a) Professional boxer;

     (b) Professional mixed martial artist;

     (c) Professional kickboxer;

     (d) Any other professional unarmed combatant;

     (e) Promoter;

     (f) Matchmaker;

     (g) Manager;

     (h) Second, including a trainer;

     (i) Referee;

     (j) Judge;

     (k) Timekeeper;

     (l) Announcer; or

     (m) Physician,

Ê must be made in writing on a form supplied by the Commission and signed by the applicant under penalty of perjury. The Commission, in its discretion, may act on an applicant’s request for a license before the form is submitted, but a license must not be issued to the applicant until the applicant complies with the requirements of this subsection.

     2.  Beginning on the date established by the Commission pursuant to this subsection, an applicant for a license must submit to the Commission a signed copy of the Commission’s Code of Ethics and Conduct for the type of license being sought, acknowledging that the applicant has read and understands the Code, and agrees to comply with its terms. Upon a determination by the Commission that a Code of Ethics and Conduct has been established for each licensing category, the Commission will issue a directive setting forth the date on which the requirement set forth in this subsection becomes effective for that type of license.

     3.  Each license issued is subject to the conditions and agreements set forth in the application.

     4.  Any false statement of a material matter in such an application is a ground:

     (a) For denial of the application; or

     (b) If the license has already been issued, for revocation of the license.

     5.  Before issuing a license, the Commission or its staff may, when deemed appropriate, require an applicant to provide independent proof of his or her identity such as a photographic identification provided by a governmental authority.

     6.  Beginning on the date determined by the Commission pursuant to this subsection, before issuing a license, the applicant must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Commission an understanding of the Commission’s drug testing program, including, without limitation, an understanding of anti-doping violations and the penalties for those violations set forth in NAC 467.570 to 467.583, inclusive. Upon the determination by the Commission that all educational materials, examinations, forms and other materials necessary for successful implementation of the requirement set forth in this subsection have been developed, the Commission will issue a directive setting forth the date on which the requirement set forth in this subsection becomes effective.

     7.  The Commission may require an applicant to appear before the Commission to answer questions or provide documents in conjunction with an application for a license.

     8.  The fee for issuance or renewal of a license:

     (a) For a professional boxer is $50.

     (b) For a professional mixed martial artist is $50.

     (c) For a professional kickboxer is $50.

     (d) For any other professional unarmed combatant is $50.

     (e) For a matchmaker is $100.

     (f) For a manager is $100.

     (g) For a second is $50.

     (h) For an announcer is $100.

     9.  Unless the Commission limits the license to a shorter period, a license is valid for the remainder of the calendar year for which it is granted.

     10.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a licensee must pay the full renewal fee for a license, regardless of whether the license is limited or conditioned by the Commission. If the Commission later removes the limitation or grants the licensee the same type of license for another period in the same calendar year, the licensee is not required to pay an additional renewal fee for a license within that same calendar year.

     [Athletic Comm’n § 64, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-94; 12-2-97; R083-00, 9-22-2000; R070-01, 8-31-2001; R076-03, 12-3-2003; R090-07, 12-4-2007; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.014  Application for license: Request for withdrawal. (NRS 467.030, 467.100)

     1.  An applicant for a license may file a written request with the Commission to withdraw his or her application at any time before final action upon the application by the Commission.

     2.  In making a determination on a request to withdraw an application, the Commission may, in its discretion:

     (a) Deny the request; or

     (b) Grant the request with or without prejudice.

     3.  If the request for withdrawal is granted with prejudice, the applicant is not eligible to apply again for licensing until 1 year after the date the Commission grants the request.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000)

     NAC 467.017  Application for issuance or renewal of license to engage in unarmed combat: Effect of age, experience and physical condition of applicant; review of qualifications of applicant. (NRS 467.030, 467.100)

     1.  If an applicant for a license to engage in unarmed combat or an unarmed combatant has:

     (a) Not reached 18 years of age;

     (b) Reached 38 years of age or will reach 38 years of age during the current calendar year;

     (c) Competed in more than 425 rounds of unarmed combat in contests or exhibitions sanctioned by the Commission or any other agency that regulates unarmed combat in another jurisdiction; or

     (d) Not competed in unarmed combat for at least 36 consecutive months,

Ê the applicant or unarmed combatant must have his or her application for a license or for renewal of a license reviewed by the Commission or, if time does not permit and no concerns about the application have been raised by the Executive Director or any Commissioner, reviewed by the Chair of the Commission or the Chair’s designee, so that his or her qualifications may be considered before the license is issued or renewed.

     2.  In addition to the grounds set forth in subsection 1, as deemed necessary by the Commission for any reason, an applicant or unarmed combatant must have his or her application for a license or for renewal of a license reviewed by the Commission or, if time does not permit and no concerns about the application have been raised by the Executive Director or any Commissioner, reviewed by the Chair of the Commission or the Chair’s designee, so that the qualifications of the applicant or unarmed combatant may be considered before the license is issued or renewed.

     3.  The Commission will not issue or renew a license to engage in unarmed combat to an applicant or unarmed combatant who is found to be blind in one eye or whose vision in one eye is so poor that a physician recommends that the license not be granted or renewed. This rule is effective regardless of how good the vision of the applicant or unarmed combatant may be in the other eye.

     4.  If an applicant for a license to engage in unarmed combat or an unarmed combatant has suffered a serious head injury, including, but not limited to, a cerebral hemorrhage, the applicant or unarmed combatant must have his or her application for a license or for renewal of a license reviewed by the Commission before a license is issued or renewed.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 60, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R076-03, 12-3-2003; R003-09, 10-27-2009; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.022  Determination of ability to compete in unarmed combat; hearing. (NRS 467.030, 467.100)  Before a license to engage in unarmed combat is issued or renewed by the Commission, the applicant or unarmed combatant must satisfy the Commission that he or she has the ability to compete. If the ability of the applicant or the unarmed combatant to compete is questioned for any reason, the Commission may hold a hearing to determine whether the license should be denied, granted or renewed, or granted or renewed on a conditional basis.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 63, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.027  Determination of physical and mental fitness to engage in unarmed combat; examination and testing; submission of results of medical tests required; waiver of deadline for submission. (NRS 467.030, 467.100)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, an applicant who has applied for a license to engage in unarmed combat or an unarmed combatant who has applied for renewal of his or her license must:

     (a) Be examined by a physician at least 7 days before the date of the first bout in which the applicant or unarmed combatant plans to compete in the calendar year for which the license is valid to establish the physical and mental fitness of the applicant or unarmed combatant for competition and provide a report of that examination to the Commission not earlier than 7 days before that bout;

     (b) Provide the Commission with an original or certified copy, or other authenticated copy, of the result of a dilated ophthalmologic eye examination that must have been performed:

          (1) By an ophthalmologist who holds an M.D. or D.O.; and

          (2) At least 7 days before the date of the first bout in which the unarmed combatant plans to compete in the calendar year for which the license is valid; and

     (c) If the applicant or unarmed combatant has had a brain magnetic resonance imaging scan performed within the 5 years immediately preceding the date on which the application for a license or for renewal of the license is submitted, provide the Commission with an original or certified copy, or other authenticated copy, of the result of the brain magnetic resonance imaging scan, unless the applicant or unarmed combatant has previously provided an original or certified copy, or other authenticated copy, of the result to the Commission. If the applicant or unarmed combatant has not had a brain magnetic resonance imaging scan performed within the 5 years immediately preceding the date on which the application for a license or for renewal of the license is submitted, the applicant or unarmed combatant must:

          (1) Have a brain magnetic resonance imaging scan and a cerebral magnetic resonance angiography performed; and

          (2) Provide the Commission with original or certified copies, or other authenticated copies, of the results of the brain magnetic resonance imaging scan and the cerebral magnetic resonance angiography not earlier than 60 days before the date of the first bout in which the applicant or unarmed combatant plans to compete in the calendar year for which the license is valid.

     2.  The information required to be provided to the Commission pursuant to subsection 1 may be faxed to the Commission or scanned and sent to the Commission by electronic means.

     3.  An applicant or an unarmed combatant may be required to submit to any examination or testing ordered by the Commission.

     4.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, not earlier than 7 days before the date of the first bout in which an applicant or unarmed combatant plans to compete in the calendar year for which the license is valid, the applicant or unarmed combatant must provide with the application for a license or for renewal of the license an original or certified copy, or other authenticated copy, of a complete blood count and the results of medical tests which:

     (a) Were performed by a laboratory not earlier than 30 days before the date on which the application is submitted;

     (b) Show that the applicant or unarmed combatant is not infected with the human immunodeficiency virus; and

     (c) Show that the applicant or unarmed combatant is not infected with the hepatitis virus.

     5.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, an applicant or an unarmed combatant must provide with the application for a license or for renewal of the license an original or certified copy, or other authenticated copy, of the results of a C-3 test or other neurological test required by the Commission. A test required by this subsection must have been performed not earlier than 30 days before the date on which the application is submitted and must be provided to the Commission not earlier than 7 days before the first bout in which the applicant or unarmed combatant plans to compete in the calendar year for which the license is valid.

     6.  In consultation with the Chair of the Commission and a physician designated by the Commission, the Executive Director may waive any deadline set forth in this section for good cause shown.

     7.  As used in this section, “C-3 test” means an assessment which involves a series of tests to assess the balance and mental acuity of an applicant or unarmed combatant and to track the potential characteristics of long-term brain damage.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 62, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R083-00, 9-22-2000; R083-00, 9-22-2000, eff. 1-1-2001; R076-03, 12-3-2003; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.045  Application by amateur for license as professional unarmed combatant: Requirements; record or proof of ability to compete; notarized statement from parent or guardian required for minor. (NRS 467.030, 467.100)  A person who engages in unarmed combat as an amateur may apply to become a professional unarmed combatant in Nevada by serving notice of his or her intention in writing at the office of the Commission. In addition to any other information required to be furnished to the Commission pursuant to this chapter or chapter 467 of NRS to apply to become a professional unarmed combatant in Nevada, the person must furnish the Commission with:

     1.  Proof of the person’s age;

     2.  The person’s record as an amateur in contests or exhibitions or proof of his or her ability to compete; and

     3.  If the person has not reached 18 years of age, a signed and notarized statement from the person’s parent or legal guardian authorizing the person to engage in unarmed combat as a professional unarmed combatant.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 157, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R003-09, 10-27-2009; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.052  Application for license as promoter: Requirements; investigation; payment of costs; fees. (NRS 467.030, 467.100)

     1.  A person applying for a license as a promoter may be required to appear before the Commission and be prepared to prove his or her:

     (a) Integrity;

     (b) Financial ability to perform the responsibilities involved in the promotion of contests or exhibitions;

     (c) Financial stability; and

     (d) Knowledge of the responsibilities involved in the promotion of contests or exhibitions.

     2.  The applicant, or a person he or she has designated if approved by the Commission, must provide all waivers necessary to the conduct of the Commission’s investigation of the applicant’s suitability, including, but not limited to, providing consent to investigate the background of the applicant.

     3.  The Commission will require the applicant to pay any costs related to an investigation conducted pursuant to this section and may, when deemed appropriate by the Commission, require a deposit of money by the applicant in advance against those costs.

     4.  The fee for a promoter’s license is $750 per year.

     5.  The fee for an amateur boxing promoter’s license is $25 per year.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 168, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 1-12-94; 12-2-97; R090-07, 12-4-2007; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.057  Manager may act as second without second’s license. (NRS 467.030, 467.100)  A manager licensed by the Commission may act as a second without having a second’s license.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 79, eff. 4-25-78] — (Substituted in revision for NAC 467.350)

     NAC 467.062  Referees, judges and timekeepers: Licensing requirements; expiration and renewal of license; membership in or association with sanctioning organization; licensing fees. (NRS 467.030, 467.100)

     1.  To qualify for a license as a referee, judge or timekeeper of contests or exhibitions, an applicant must:

     (a) Be at least 21 years of age;

     (b) Not have been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; and

     (c) Possess such qualification as the Commission deems necessary.

     2.  The Commission will determine when additional ring officials are needed and when licensing examinations for ring officials will be conducted.

     3.  Each license issued pursuant to this section is valid until December 31 of each year. An application for renewal must be submitted to the Commission by December 1 of each year accompanied by the appropriate renewal fee. The renewal of a license is not automatic. The Commission will consider the applicant’s past performance and abilities in evaluating the application for renewal.

     4.  A ring official may be a member or an associate of a sanctioning organization that does not in any way prohibit or discourage the ring official from being a member or an associate of any other sanctioning organization.

     5.  The fee for issuance or renewal of a license:

     (a) As a judge is $100.

     (b) As a timekeeper is $100.

     (c) As a referee is $100.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 12-13-82; A 11-2-88; 1-12-94; 12-2-97; R058-05, 12-29-2005; R090-07, 12-4-2007; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.071  Ringside physicians: Licensing requirements and fees; factors for determining whether to issue or renew license; certification in life-saving procedures; notification to Executive Director of treatment or examination of unarmed combatant. (NRS 467.030, 467.100)

     1.  Ringside physicians must be licensed annually. The Commission may issue such licenses as the need for the services of ringside physicians is determined by the Commission.

     2.  To apply for the issuance or renewal of a license as a ringside physician, an applicant must:

     (a) Submit an application to the Commission which includes a disclosure of any resolved or pending medical malpractice claims against the applicant and any civil or criminal actions filed against the applicant.

     (b) Hold an active license to practice medicine in this State issued by the Board of Medical Examiners.

     (c) Pay a fee of $100.

     3.  In determining whether to issue or renew a license as a ringside physician, the Commission will consider:

     (a) The applicant’s past performance as a ringside physician;

     (b) The applicant’s capabilities as a physician;

     (c) The status of the applicant’s license with the Board of Medical Examiners or the medical licensing authority of any other state, including, without limitation, any resolved or pending malpractice claims and any civil or criminal actions filed against the applicant; and

     (d) The general and professional reputation of the applicant.

     4.  A ringside physician must maintain an active license to practice medicine in this State issued by the Board of Medical Examiners and certification to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation or an equivalent or more advanced certification in advanced life-saving procedures.

     5.  A ringside physician licensed pursuant to this section must immediately notify the Executive Director if the ringside physician treats or examines an unarmed combatant or an applicant for a license as an unarmed combatant unless the treatment is:

     (a) Provided in furtherance of the duties of the ringside physician described in NAC 467.642;

     (b) Provided in a medical emergency; or

     (c) Otherwise allowed by the Commission.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 11-2-88; A 1-12-94; R083-00, 9-22-2000; R090-07, 12-4-2007; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.073  Registration of sanctioning organizations: Requirement; application; fees; revocation, suspension or conditioning; renewal; waivers and exceptions. (NRS 467.030, 467.136)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 7, the Commission may require the registration of a sanctioning organization.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, a sanctioning organization required to be registered must submit to the Commission, within 30 days after receipt of notice of the decision of the Commission that the sanctioning organization must be registered:

     (a) A completed application for registration on a form provided by the Commission; and

     (b) An application fee of $1,000.

     3.  A sanctioning organization required to be registered may have its registration revoked, suspended or conditioned by the Commission for:

     (a) Failing to provide information as requested by the Commission, the Chair of the Commission or the Executive Director; or

     (b) Any other cause for the revocation, suspension or conditioning of a license set forth in this chapter or chapter 467 of NRS.

     4.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, a sanctioning organization required to be registered which fails or refuses to file an application for registration as required pursuant to subsection 2 or whose registration has been revoked or suspended by the Commission may not participate, directly or indirectly, in any professional contest or exhibition of unarmed combat.

     5.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, a sanctioning organization that is registered pursuant to this section must submit to the Commission an annual fee of $1,000 for renewal of its registration.

     6.  The Chair of the Commission or his or her designee may waive the requirements of subsections 2, 4 and 5.

     7.  The provisions of this section do not apply to a sanctioning organization that holds a license as a promoter which is issued by the Commission and which is in good standing.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R076-03, eff. 12-3-2003; A by R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.077  Applicants, licensees and ring officials must submit material to Commission or Executive Director as directed. (NRS 467.030)  Any ring official, any person licensed by the Commission and any applicant for a license must submit to the Commission any forms, records and statements at the times and manner as directed by the Commission or the Executive Director.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 135, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A by R062-16, 9-9-2016) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 467.575)

     NAC 467.078  Notice to Commission of change of address of licensee; disciplinary action for failure to comply. (NRS 467.030)  Not later than 30 days after a change in the address of a person who is licensed by the Commission, the licensee must provide the new address to the Commission. A licensee who fails to comply with the provisions of this section is subject to disciplinary action by the Commission.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.079  Notice to Commission of proposed change in ownership of promoter or change in officers, managers or directors of promoter; approval or disapproval by Commission. (NRS 467.030)  Within 30 days after a change in the ownership of a promoter or a change in the officers, managers or directors of a promoter, the promoter must inform the Commission of the proposed change. Upon the recommendation of the Executive Director, the Commission may approve or disapprove the change in ownership of a promoter or in the officers, managers or directors of the promoter, as applicable.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.082  Grounds for denial of application for license. (NRS 467.030, 467.080, 467.100)  The Commission may deny the application of an applicant if it finds that the applicant has performed any act which would, if performed by a licensee, subject the licensee to discipline pursuant to NAC 467.885.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 155, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R083-00, 9-22-2000)

     NAC 467.087  Application for new license or petition for reinstatement of license after denial, revocation or suspension; petition for reinstatement after anti-doping violation; applicant required to pay in full all fees and fines. (NRS 467.030, 467.080, 467.100, 467.159)

     1.  Unless the Commission specifies otherwise, any applicant who has been denied a license by the Commission may not file a similar application until 1 year after denial by the Commission and the applicant has paid in full all fees and fines imposed on the applicant by the Commission.

     2.  A person who has had his or her license revoked may not petition for reinstatement or apply for a new license until 1 year after the revocation and the petitioner has paid in full all fees and fines imposed on the petitioner by the Commission or entered into a payment plan for such fees or fines that is approved by the Chair of the Commission and the Executive Director. If the petitioner files a petition for reinstatement after the 1-year period required pursuant to this subsection, and the Commission denies the request, the petitioner may not petition again for reinstatement until 1 year after the denial.

     3.  A person who has had his or her license suspended for a period of 1 year or less may not file a petition for reinstatement or an application for a new license until the period of the suspension has expired and the petitioner or applicant has paid in full all fees and fines imposed on him or her by the Commission.

     4.  A person who has had his or her license suspended for a period of more than 1 year may not file a petition for reinstatement or an application for a new license until 1 year after the suspension was ordered and the petitioner or applicant has paid in full all fees and fines imposed on him or her by the Commission. If the petitioner or applicant files a petition for reinstatement or an application for a new license after the 1-year period required pursuant to this subsection, and the Commission denies the request, the petitioner may not petition again for reinstatement or apply again for a new license until 1 year after the denial or until the suspension has expired, whichever is less.

     5.  A person who has had his or her license suspended for any period because of an anti-doping violation may not file a petition for reinstatement or an application for a new license unless the petitioner or applicant has:

     (a) Submitted to the Commission documentation from a laboratory approved by the Commission or approved and accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency indicating that a test performed on a sample or specimen obtained from the petitioner or applicant did not indicate the presence of a prohibited substance or the use of a prohibited method; and

     (b) Paid all fees and fines imposed on him or her by the Commission.

     6.  The Commission may deny a petition or application that is not filed in accordance with this section without a hearing.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 156, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A by R083-00, 9-22-2000; R076-03, 12-3-2003; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.089  Effect of expiration of license, approval, registration or sanctioning on jurisdiction of Commission. (NRS 467.030)  The expiration of a license, approval, registration or sanctioning granted by the Commission does not deprive the Commission of jurisdiction to:

     1.  Proceed with an investigation of any person associated with unarmed combat in this State;

     2.  Proceed with an action or disciplinary proceeding against any person associated with unarmed combat in this State;

     3.  Render a decision to suspend or revoke the license, approval, registration or sanctioning, as applicable; or

     4.  Otherwise discipline any licensee, person approved, registered or sanctioned by the Commission, or any person otherwise associated with unarmed combat in this State, including, without limitation, banning such a person from participation in unarmed combat in this State for any period of time, including, without limitation, a lifetime ban from participation in unarmed combat in this State.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000; A by R062-16, 9-9-2016)

IDENTIFICATION CARDS

     NAC 467.093  Unarmed combatants: Issuance of identification card; card may not be substituted for license; presentation of card at weigh-in; disciplinary action for falsification or misuse of card. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The Commission will issue an identification card for the purpose of registration of all unarmed combatants.

     2.  The Commission will issue an identification card to each unarmed combatant who applies for such a card. The unarmed combatant shall provide a recent photograph for the identification card and any other information that is requested by the Commission. After an identification card is issued, the unarmed combatant shall provide any information for the identification card that is requested by the Commission, including, but not limited to, a new or more recent photograph.

     3.  An identification card may not be substituted for the license to engage in unarmed combat held by the unarmed combatant.

     4.  An unarmed combatant shall present his or her identification card to the Commission’s representative at weigh-in for a contest or exhibition and at any other time ordered by the Commission or its representative.

     5.  An unarmed combatant may be subject to disciplinary action by the Commission if the unarmed combatant:

     (a) Provides false information for an identification card or falsifies or attempts to falsify an identification card, or aids in such acts;

     (b) Uses or attempts to use an identification card in an unlawful manner or in a manner that is not in the best interests of unarmed combat, or aids in such use; or

     (c) Otherwise violates the provisions of this section.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 12-2-97; A by R062-16, 9-9-2016)

CONTRACTS AND FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

     NAC 467.102  Contract between manager and unarmed combatant: Filing with Commission; general requirements; arbitration of disputes; authority of managers; assignment. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The Commission may refuse to honor a contract between a manager and an unarmed combatant unless it is filed with the Commission at least 72 hours before a scheduled contest or exhibition and it complies with the requirements of this section. The Commission will not honor a contract between a manager and an unarmed combatant if the term of the contract is for a period of more than 4 years.

     2.  A manager may not contract to receive the services of an unarmed combatant under his or her management for a contest or exhibition which is scheduled to take place after the expiration of the contract.

     3.  A contract between an unarmed combatant and a manager that is executed and notarized on a form provided by the Commission may provide for voluntary binding arbitration of disputes by the Commission. The arbitration must be conducted by a representative of the Commission appointed by the Chair. The arbitration must be conducted pursuant to the Uniform Arbitration Act of 2000, NRS 38.206 to 38.248, inclusive.

     4.  The Commission may honor a contract that is not executed and notarized on a form provided by the Commission if the terms of the contract comply with the requirements of this section. If the terms of the contract exceed the limitations contained in this section, the Commission may honor the contract to the extent of those limitations.

     5.  A manager may not negotiate or sign for contests or exhibitions for an unarmed combatant who is not under contract to the manager. An unarmed combatant who does not have a contract with a licensed manager must sign for his or her own contest or exhibition and sign the receipt for his or her own purse.

     6.  A manager or managers may not participate separately or collectively in more than 33 1/3 percent of the earnings of the unarmed combatant in the ring.

     7.  An interest, other than a monetary interest, which an unarmed combatant or a manager has in a contract may not be assigned unless:

     (a) A written assignment, signed by the unarmed combatant and the manager, is submitted to the Commission; and

     (b) The Commission approves the assignment.

     8.  At the discretion of the Commission, any contract or agreement required to be filed with the Commission pursuant to this section may be submitted to the Commission by electronic means.

     [Athletic Comm’n, §§ 56-59, 61, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R076-03, 12-3-2003; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.104  Promoter and certain others prohibited from acting as manager of unarmed combatant and from holding certain financial interests. (NRS 467.030)  An unarmed combatant may not have a promoter or any of its members, stockholders, officials, matchmakers or assistant matchmakers:

     1.  Act directly or indirectly as his or her manager; or

     2.  Hold any financial interest in the unarmed combatant’s management or earnings from contests or exhibitions.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 149, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 467.870)

     NAC 467.112  Bout agreement between promoter and unarmed combatant: Form; prohibited provision. (NRS 467.030, 467.120)

     1.  The bout agreement between a promoter and an unarmed combatant must be executed on a form provided by the Commission.

     2.  A bout agreement which provides that an unarmed combatant is to pay for the services of his or her opponent is prohibited.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 86, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R058-05, 12-29-2005)

     NAC 467.117  Provisions for filing of bout agreements; failure to file; filing of agreements between contestants; waiver of deadlines for filing. (NRS 467.030, 467.120)

     1.  A bout agreement between a promoter and an unarmed combatant for the main event of a program of unarmed combat must be placed on file with the Commission at least 7 calendar days before the program unless the Executive Director waives the deadline for good cause shown.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 1, bout agreements between promoters and unarmed combatants who will be contending in a contest or exhibition must be filed before the scheduled time for weighing in.

     3.  A promoter or matchmaker who fails to file a bout agreement for an unarmed combatant whose name is released to the news media in relation to a potential bout requiring the filing of a bout agreement is subject to disciplinary action.

     4.  Any agreement between contestants for a contest or exhibition must be placed on file with the Commission at least 7 calendar days before the contest or exhibition unless the Executive Director waives the deadline for good cause shown.

     5.  At the discretion of the Commission, any agreement required to be filed with the Commission pursuant to this section may be filed with the Commission by electronic means.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 84, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.122  Payment of unarmed combatant working on percentage basis; calculation of net receipts. (NRS 467.030, 467.120)  Each unarmed combatant working on a percentage basis must be paid on the basis of the net receipts of each contest or exhibition after state and federal taxes, ring expenses and the price of complimentary tickets upon which a price is specified have been deducted.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 88, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.127  Limitations on promoter creating debt on behalf of or advancing money to unarmed combatant or manager. (NRS 467.030, 467.130)

     1.  A promoter licensed by the Commission shall not directly or indirectly make any loan or advance to an unarmed combatant or a manager without the express written permission of the Chair of the Commission except as otherwise provided in NRS 467.130.

     2.  A promoter shall not, directly or indirectly, create any indebtedness that becomes the obligation of an unarmed combatant or a manager unless the promoter has the express written permission of the Chair of the Commission for that action.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 153, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R083-00, 9-22-2000; R076-03, 12-3-2003)

     NAC 467.132  Failure of unarmed combatant to appear for contest or exhibition; disciplinary action; effect on bout agreement. (NRS 467.030)  An unarmed combatant who fails to appear in a contest or exhibition in which he or she signed a bout agreement to appear, without a written excuse determined to be valid by the Commission or a certificate from a physician designated by the Commission in advance in case of physical disability, is subject to disciplinary action. An unarmed combatant who files a certificate from a physician designated by the Commission stating that he or she is unable to fulfill a bout agreement because of physical disability shall, on being restored to the eligible list, fulfill the bout agreement with the same opponent or a suitable substitute specified in the bout agreement within a reasonable time, as determined by the Commission, unless the unarmed combatant is released from the bout agreement by mutual agreement.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 87, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.137  Payment of unarmed combatant: Permissible withholding and deduction; effect of arbitration or litigation; assignment. (NRS 467.030, 467.120)

     1.  An unarmed combatant must be paid in full according to his or her bout agreement and no part of his or her remuneration may be withheld except by order of the Commission, nor may any part of the remuneration be returned through arrangement with his or her manager to any matchmaker or promoter, except as otherwise provided in this section.

     2.  A promoter may withhold from the purse of an unarmed combatant any money:

     (a) Advanced to the unarmed combatant pursuant to NAC 467.127; or

     (b) Authorized to be withheld pursuant to subsection 4 of NAC 467.142.

     3.  A manager’s share of the purse may, with the approval of the unarmed combatant, be deducted and paid to the manager if the management contract so specifies and the management contract complies with the requirements of NAC 467.102.

     4.  If arbitration of a contract entered into by a manager and an unarmed combatant is pending before the Commission or if the contract is in litigation in a court of competent jurisdiction, the Commission may:

     (a) Withhold the amount in dispute until resolution of the dispute; or

     (b) Deposit the disputed amount with the clerk of the court in which the litigation is pending.

     5.  A manager or an unarmed combatant may, on a form approved by the Commission or the Executive Director of the Commission, assign his or her monetary interest in a contract or bout agreement.

     [Athletic Comm’n, §§ 89 & 90, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R076-03, 12-3-2003)

     NAC 467.142  Payment of purse: Time and manner; permissible withholding; payment by electronic means. (NRS 467.030, 467.120)

     1.  All payment of purses must be made:

     (a) Immediately after the contest or exhibition; or

     (b) If the unarmed combatant is to receive a percentage of the net receipts, immediately after that percentage is determined by a person designated by the Commission, unless otherwise ordered by the Commission.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, before the start of a contest or exhibition, the promoter shall deliver to the Commission, checks, letters of credit or another method of payment that is approved by the Commission for distribution to the entitled persons. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, all methods of payment other than checks must be described to the Commission not later than 10 days before the date of the contest or exhibition.

     3.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, immediately after the contest or exhibition, the person designated by the Commission will release the payments to the entitled persons and will obtain their signatures on a list in which they acknowledge the payment.

     4.  The promoter may withhold an amount of not more than 10 percent of the purse for payment of expenses incurred by the unarmed combatant. A reconciliation of those expenses and payment of the undistributed portion of the purse must be made to the Commission within 5 working days after the contest or exhibition. The reconciliation must bear written approval of the unarmed combatant before it is submitted or include a sufficiently detailed explanation of the payment to establish to the satisfaction of the Commission a reconciliation of expenses and payments. If good cause is shown, the Chair of the Commission or his or her designee may grant an extension of the date for reconciliation for a period not to exceed 30 days after the contest or exhibition.

     5.  At the discretion of the Commission, the Commission may authorize a promoter to pay a purse by electronic means, including, without limitation, wire transfer. If a purse is paid by electronic means, the promoter must provide the Commission with proof that the purse was paid to an unarmed combatant by electronic means.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 91, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.147  Withholding payment of purse pending disciplinary action against unarmed combatant; duties of promoter. (NRS 467.030, 467.135)

     1.  At any time before the award of a purse to an unarmed combatant, a Commissioner or a person designated by the Commission may specify any amount which must be retained from the purse of the unarmed combatant and transferred from the promoter to the Commission. The money transferred to the Commission will not be given to the unarmed combatant until the Commission determines that no penalty will be prescribed pursuant to NRS 467.158 for any action or condition of the unarmed combatant. Any amount so specified is not a limitation upon the amount of a penalty which may be prescribed pursuant to NRS 467.158.

     2.  If the Commission orders any amount of the purse of the unarmed combatant to be transferred from the promoter to the Commission pursuant to subsection 1, the promoter shall transfer the money to the Commission by use of a cashier’s check made payable to the Commission, unless the Commission approves another method for the transfer of the money.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 11-2-88; A 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.149  Insurance coverage. (NRS 467.030, 467.125)

     1.  The promoter of a contest or exhibition shall provide primary insurance coverage in the amount of $50,000 or more for each licensed contestant to provide medical, surgical and hospital care for licensed contestants who are injured while engaged in a contest or exhibition.

     2.  The terms of the insurance coverage must not require the contestant to pay a deductible for the medical, surgical or hospital care for injuries he or she sustains while engaged in a contest or exhibition.

     3.  If a licensed contestant pays for the medical, surgical or hospital care, the insurance proceeds must be paid to the contestant or the contestant’s beneficiaries as reimbursement for the payment.

     4.  A person who promotes an amateur contest or exhibition shall provide primary insurance coverage in the amount of $25,000 or more for each unarmed combatant who is not a licensed contestant to provide medical, surgical and hospital care for unarmed combatants who are injured while engaged in an amateur contest or exhibition.

     5.  A promoter or a person who promotes an amateur contest or exhibition shall provide excess insurance coverage under the terms set forth in this section if:

     (a) He or she provides written proof that primary insurance coverage is not available for purposes of this section; and

     (b) He or she provides such proof to the Commission at least 15 days prior to the contest or exhibition.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000; A by R003-09, 10-27-2009)

     NAC 467.151  Payment of certain fees for tickets sold for admission to live professional contest of unarmed combat; grants to organizations that promote amateur contests or exhibitions. (NRS 467.030, 467.108)

     1.  Not later than 20 calendar days after the completion of a live professional contest, match or exhibition is held in this State, the promoter shall pay the fees required by subsections 1 and 2 of NRS 467.108 to the Commission by check or money order.

     2.  To apply for a grant from money collected pursuant to NRS 467.108, an organization that promotes amateur contests or exhibitions of unarmed combat in this State must submit an application to the Executive Director on a form prescribed by the Executive Director.

     3.  After considering an application for a grant, the Commission may:

     (a) Award the grant, in whole or in part;

     (b) Refuse to award the grant; or

     (c) Require the Executive Director or the organization applying for the grant to submit supplemental information.

     4.  When determining whether to award a grant, the Commission will consider:

     (a) The need for, and the propriety of, the grant requested;

     (b) The recommendation of the Executive Director;

     (c) Previous grants to, and the accounting procedures of, the requesting organization;

     (d) The benefits to amateur unarmed combat in this State to be derived from a requested grant; and

     (e) The current and prospective balance of the total amount of money collected pursuant to NRS 467.108.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000; A by R090-07, 12-4-2007; R003-09, 10-27-2009; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

ARRANGING AND PROMOTING PROGRAMS OF UNARMED COMBAT

     NAC 467.162  Surety bond. (NRS 467.030, 467.080)

     1.  A promoter who applies for a license to present a program of unarmed combat may be required to furnish a surety bond to the Commission in an amount deemed by the Commission to be adequate to ensure reimbursement to the purchasers of tickets for the program.

     2.  The promoter may apply one bond to more than one location if no more than one location covered by the same bond is scheduled for a program on any given calendar date.

     3.  Each bond may be conditioned for the payment to the Commission of a sum equivalent to the total sale of tickets:

     (a) If the main event is not held on the date advertised, unless the event is subsequently held on a date fixed by the Commission; and

     (b) If the main event is neither held on the original date advertised nor on a subsequent date fixed by the Commission.

Ê The sum is due within 15 days after default, to ensure reimbursement to the purchasers of tickets for the program, if the reimbursement of purchasers of tickets is ordered by the Commission.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 67, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.167  Permit: Submission of written request for approval of program and date; contents; payment of fee; factors for consideration whether to approve; cancellation of program and consequences for failure to notify of cancellation. (NRS 467.030, 467.105)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 467.169, a promoter shall not hold a program of unarmed combat unless, before the program is held:

     (a) The promoter submits to the Commission a written request for a permit, as required by NRS 467.105, and for approval of the date for the program; and

     (b) The Commission approves the permit and the date for the program.

     2.  A written request for a permit must include, without limitation:

     (a) The proposed site for the event;

     (b) A listing of all title fights to be held on the program; and

     (c) If the program will be televised, each date and network on which the program will be televised.

     3.  The permit fee required by NRS 467.105 must be paid:

     (a) Within 10 days after the date for the program; or

     (b) If the program is cancelled and the permit fee is forfeited pursuant to subsection 6, when ordered by the Commission.

     4.  In determining whether to approve a permit for a program of unarmed combat, the Commission may consider the best interest of the State, including, without limitation:

     (a) The financial effect of the program on the Commission;

     (b) The well-being of the staff of the Commission; and

     (c) The effect of the program on the reputation of unarmed combat.

     5.  The Commission is not required to approve a program of unarmed combat on the sole basis that the Commission has not approved a program of unarmed combat for the date for which the permit is requested.

     6.  The failure of the promoter to notify the Commission of a cancellation at least 30 calendar days before the date for the program shall result in the forfeiture of the permit fee and may subject the promoter to disciplinary action.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 186, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R083-00, 9-22-2000; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.169  Permit for program with anticipated large gross receipts; multiple requests for approval of same date. (NRS 467.030, 467.105)

     1.  If, based upon the seating capacity of the venue and the proposed scale for prices of tickets, the total gross receipts from admission fees for a program of unarmed combat may reasonably exceed $2,000,000, the Commission will consider a request for a permit and for approval of a date for the program submitted pursuant to NAC 467.167 only if the request includes:

     (a) A bout agreement or letter of intent signed by each unarmed combatant who is participating in the contest or exhibition that is designated as the main event of the program;

     (b) A contract or letter of intent signed by each promoter and by the authorized representative of the venue in which the program is to be held;

     (c) A statement that describes the seating capacity of the venue in which the program is to be held; and

     (d) The proposed scale for prices of tickets for the program.

     2.  If the Commission receives more than one request for the approval of a date submitted pursuant to NAC 467.167 for the same date, the Commission may:

     (a) Approve only one request and grant a permit pursuant to NRS 467.105 only to the applicant who submitted the request that was approved, if the Commission determines that approving the request of and granting the permit to only that applicant is in the best interests of the State of Nevada and the sport of unarmed combat;

     (b) Approve only one request and grant a permit pursuant to NRS 467.105 only to the first applicant who submits a completed request for approval to hold a program of unarmed combat on that date;

     (c) Approve two or more requests and grant permits pursuant to NRS 467.105 to each applicant who submitted a request so approved, if the Commission determines that granting the permits is in the best interests of the State of Nevada and the sport of unarmed combat; or

     (d) Take such other action as is deemed appropriate by the Commission.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 3-14-96; A 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.177  Programs for charitable purposes: Application by promoter; contents; submission of itemized statement of receipts and expenditures; consequences for failure to submit. (NRS 467.030, 467.080, 467.105, 467.109)

     1.  A promoter who wishes to present a program of unarmed combat for charitable purposes must file with the Commission an application for a permit to present the program. The application must contain the name of the charity, charitable fund or organization which is to benefit from the program, evidence satisfactory to the Commission that the organization which is to benefit from the program is recognized as exempt from federal income tax pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3), and the amount or percentage of the receipts of the program which is to be paid to the charity.

     2.  Within 10 days after such a program is held, the promoter shall furnish to the Commission a certified itemized statement of the receipts and expenditures in connection with the program and the net amount paid to the charitable fund or organization. If the promoter fails to file the statement within the prescribed time, the Commission:

     (a) May suspend or revoke the promoter’s license.

     (b) May thereafter refuse to issue a permit to the promoter for the holding of any program of unarmed combat for charitable purposes.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 106, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.182  Arrangement of contest or exhibition; use of licensed matchmaker by promoter. (NRS 467.030, 467.100)  A contest or exhibition may not be arranged on behalf of any promoter except by a licensed matchmaker or the promoter.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 71, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.204  Minimum number of rounds for program. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a promoter shall not schedule fewer than:

     (a) Twenty-five rounds of boxing or kickboxing on any one program of unarmed combat that consists of contests or exhibitions of boxing or kickboxing.

     (b) Twenty rounds of mixed martial arts on any one program of unarmed combat that consists of contests or exhibitions of mixed martial arts.

     2.  The Chair of the Commission or the Executive Director may, if good cause is shown, grant a promoter’s request to schedule up to three rounds less than the minimum number of rounds set forth in subsection 1.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 94, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R070-01, 8-31-2001; R058-05, 12-29-2005)

     NAC 467.206  Maximum number of contestants for program. (NRS 467.030)  A promoter shall not schedule any one program of unarmed combat which utilizes more than 18 contestants unless a different limit is approved by the Chair of the Commission or a designee of the Chair.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R058-05, eff. 12-29-2005)

     NAC 467.208  Certain persons retained by promoter must have licenses. (NRS 467.030, 467.100)  A promoter shall not retain a person for any of the following positions unless he or she is licensed by the Commission:

     1.  Unarmed combatant;

     2.  Matchmaker; or

     3.  Announcer.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 105, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.214  Selection and approval of ring officials and announcer. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The ring officials of contests or exhibitions are the inspectors, referee, judges, timekeeper, ringside physician and Commission’s representative. The Commission or the Executive Director will select and approve all ring officials.

     2.  The promoter may select the announcer for a contest or exhibition, subject to the Commission’s approval.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 136, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.219  Referees: Selection; fee; protest of assignment; physical examination. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  A majority of the Commission will select the referee for the main event in a championship contest or exhibition and for any other contest or exhibition which the Commission considers to be a special event.

     2.  The Commission will set the fee which the referee is entitled to receive for a contest or exhibition.

     3.  If any licensee of the Commission protests the assignment of a referee, the protesting licensee will be given an opportunity to voice a protest and provide sufficient grounds to the Commission for the reassignment of a referee if time permits. If time does not permit, the protest will be heard by two Commissioners or a Commissioner and the Chief Inspector or Executive Director in order to make such disposition of the protest as the facts may justify. Protests not made in a timely manner may be summarily rejected.

     4.  Each referee licensed by the Commission must annually undergo a complete physical examination, including an eye examination conducted by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. The licensee must produce all records of the examination at the request of the Commission.

     [Athletic Comm’n, §§ 138-140, 147, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R076-03, 12-3-2003; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.225  Judges: Selection; protest of assignment; fee; stationing; physical examination. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  A majority of the Commission will select the judges for the main event in a championship contest and for any other contest or exhibition which the Commission considers to be a special event.

     2.  If any licensee of the Commission protests the assignment of a judge, the protesting licensee will be given an opportunity to voice the protest and provide sufficient grounds to the Commission for the reassignment of a judge if time permits. If time does not permit, the protest will be heard by two Commissioners or a Commissioner and the Chief Inspector or Executive Director in order to make such disposition of the protest as the facts may justify. Protests not made in a timely manner may be summarily rejected.

     3.  The Commission will set the fee which the judges are entitled to receive for a contest or exhibition.

     4.  The judges must be stationed ringside at places designated by the Commission’s representative.

     5.  Each judge licensed by the Commission:

     (a) May be required to submit to or provide proof of a complete physical examination; and

     (b) Must annually undergo an eye examination conducted by an optometrist or ophthalmologist and produce all records of the examination at the request of the Commission.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 141, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R076-03, 12-3-2003; R090-07, 12-4-2007; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.238  Certain officials deemed independent contractors; payment of fees by promoters to Commission; payment of officials by Commission. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  For purposes of this chapter, inspectors, referees, judges, timekeepers and ringside physicians shall be deemed to be independent contractors of the Commission.

     2.  A promoter shall pay to the Commission the total fees set by the Commission for all officials described in subsection 1 and any other persons whom the Commission or the Executive Director directs to officiate in a contest or exhibition promoted by that promoter.

     3.  The Commission will pay the money collected pursuant to this section to the officials or persons described in subsection 2.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 99, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R083-00, 9-22-2000; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.245  Cancellation or postponement of program: Limitations; new bout agreement; approval of new date; advance notice to public. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  A promoter may not cancel or postpone a program of unarmed combat unless the cancellation or postponement is approved by the Commission or its representative.

     2.  If a postponement becomes necessary through no fault of the promoter, the Commission may order that the parties enter into a new bout agreement and may approve a new date.

     3.  A small advance sale is not a legitimate reason for a cancellation or a postponement.

     4.  A cancellation or postponement must not be made by the promoter so late that the public cannot be notified in advance through the news media.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 95, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.255  Change or substitution involving main event: Notice by promoter; refund of price of ticket; approval of substitution. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The promoter of a program of unarmed combat shall, if possible:

     (a) Notify the Commission and the news media of any change or substitution involving a contest or exhibition that was announced or advertised as the main event of the program; and

     (b) Provide such notice at least 24 hours before the first contest or exhibition of the program.

Ê The promoter shall also conspicuously post the change or substitution at the box office of the premises where the program is to be held and cause the change or substitution to be announced from the ring or, if the program is being held in a fenced area, from the fenced area, before the first contest or exhibition of the program.

     2.  If such a change or substitution occurs and any patron desires to have the price of the patron’s ticket refunded, the promoter must refund the patron’s money if the patron requests a refund from the promoter within such a period after the promoter publicly announced the change or substitution as the Executive Director deems reasonable.

     3.  An unarmed combatant may not substitute for another unarmed combatant in a contest or exhibition that is the main event of a program of unarmed combat unless:

     (a) The promoter notifies the Commission before the unarmed combatant weighs in for the contest or exhibition; and

     (b) The Commission or the Commission’s representative approves the substitution.

     [Athletic Comm’n, §§ 96-98, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R070-01, 8-31-2001; R076-03, 12-3-2003; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.259  Unarmed combatant not used in agreed upon program must be used in another program of the promoter or reimbursed. (NRS 467.030)  If a promoter enters into a bout agreement with an unarmed combatant for a contest or exhibition in a program of unarmed combat, but the promoter, without reasonable cause, does not use the unarmed combatant in that program, the unarmed combatant must be used in a program staged by that promoter within a period deemed reasonable by the Executive Director or be reimbursed pursuant to the bout agreement.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 101, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R076-03, 12-3-2003; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.272  Limitations on types of beverage containers and plates used at programs. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  All drinks at a program of unarmed combat must be dispensed in paper or plastic cups or any other container approved by the Commission.

     2.  Plates and any other materials for serving food that are provided for patrons at a program of unarmed combat must be made from lightweight, nonflammable and nontoxic materials.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 104, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

TICKETS AND ADMISSIONS

     NAC 467.305  Training quarters: Requirements for charging admission fee; duties of person charging fee. (NRS 467.030, 467.109)

     1.  An admission fee must not be charged to enter the quarters where an unarmed combatant is training unless the Commission has authorized the charging of admission.

     2.  If such an admission fee is charged, the Commission will consider the charge to be for the privilege of seeing a contest or exhibition.

     3.  Within 10 days after the contest or exhibition, the promoter or other person making the charge shall furnish the Commission a certified written report detailing:

     (a) The number of admissions; and

     (b) The total amount of money taken in.

Ê The state fee on those gross receipts, exclusive of any federal taxes paid thereon, must be paid to the Commission with the report.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 125, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.310  Tickets: Conditions for sale. (NRS 467.030, 467.105)  The sale of tickets for any proposed contest or exhibition is prohibited until:

     1.  The aisle spacing, the exit facilities and the location of appliances to extinguish fires have been approved by the appropriate county or municipal authority; and

     2.  The Commission issues a permit for the contest or exhibition pursuant to NAC 467.167.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 108, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-2-97; R083-00, 9-22-2000)

     NAC 467.315  Tickets: Person sold right of admission must be provided with ticket; promoter must prepare inventory of tickets and submit to Commission. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The right of admission to a program of unarmed combat must not be sold to a person unless that person is provided with a ticket.

     2.  The promoter of a program of unarmed combat shall:

     (a) Prepare an inventory which identifies all tickets that were issued for the program and which accounts for any tickets that are overprints, changes or extras;

     (b) Sign the inventory under penalty of perjury, acknowledging that the inventory is true and correct to the best of the promoter’s knowledge; and

     (c) Send the inventory to the Commission.

     [Athletic Comm’n, §§ 123 & 124, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.326  Contents of ticket; complimentary ticket must be visibly marked. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Every ticket must have the price, name of the promoter and date of the program of unarmed combat plainly on it and must adequately indicate that the promoter is complying with NRS 467.108.

     2.  Every complimentary ticket must be visibly marked as a complimentary ticket and must contain a statement that the ticket cannot be sold or bartered.

     [Athletic Comm’n, part § 112, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.332  Complimentary tickets: Limitation on issuance; exclusion from calculation of license fee; calculation of percentage of price and service charge for payment to unarmed combatant. (NRS 467.030, 467.107, 467.120)

     1.  A promoter may not issue complimentary tickets for more than 8 percent of the seats in the house, equally distributed between or among the price categories for which complimentary tickets are issued, without the Commission’s written authorization. The Commission does not consider complimentary tickets which it authorizes under this section or NAC 467.337 to constitute part of the total gross receipts from admission fees for the purposes of calculating the license fee.

     2.  Each unarmed combatant who is working on a percentage must be paid his or her percentage of the normal price of all complimentary tickets unless the contract between him or her and the promoter provides otherwise and stipulates the number of complimentary tickets which will be issued.

     3.  If a service charge is made for complimentary tickets, the unarmed combatant is entitled to be paid his or her percentage of that service charge, less any deduction for federal taxes and the fees prescribed in NRS 467.104 and 467.107, unless the contract between him or her and the promoter provides otherwise.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 107, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R058-05, 12-29-2005; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.337  Issuance of complimentary tickets and tickets at reduced rate: Authority and duties of promoter; use of and liability for tickets; disciplinary action; fees and taxes. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Each promoter of a contest or exhibition of unarmed combat has charge of all seating arrangements but shall furnish to the Commission a limited number of tickets as determined by the Commission. The Commission may use the tickets at its discretion, which may include use for the promotion of unarmed combat in this State or other use to assist the Commission, but the tickets must not be sold, bartered or otherwise exchanged for any thing of value by any recipient of the ticket. Persons who receive tickets pursuant to this subsection are not liable for the payment of any fees for those tickets.

     2.  Each promoter may provide tickets without charge or at a reduced rate to:

     (a) Any of his or her employees and, if the promoter is a corporation, to a director or officer who is regularly employed or engaged in promoting programs of unarmed combat, whether or not his or her duties require him or her to be admitted to the particular program and whether or not he or she is on duty at the time of that program;

     (b) Principals and seconds who are engaged in a contest or exhibition that is part of the program of unarmed combat;

     (c) A journalist who is performing his or her duties as such; and

     (d) A firefighter or police officer who is performing his or her duties as such.

     3.  Each promoter shall perform the following duties in relation to the issuance of complimentary tickets or those issued at a reduced price:

     (a) Each ticket issued to a journalist must be clearly marked “PRESS.” No more tickets may be issued to journalists than will permit comfortable seating in the press area.

     (b) Seating at the press tables or in the press area must be limited to journalists who are actually covering the contest or exhibition and to other persons designated by the Commission.

     (c) A list of passes issued to journalists must be submitted to the Commission.

     (d) Only one ticket may be sold at a reduced price to any one manager, second, unarmed combatant or other person licensed by the Commission.

     (e) Any credential issued by the promoter which allows an admission to the program without a ticket must be approved in advance in writing by the Chair of the Commission or his or her designee. Requests for the issuance of such credentials must be made at least 24 hours before the first contest or exhibition of the program.

     4.  Admission of any person who does not hold a ticket or who is not specifically exempted pursuant to this section is a ground for suspension or revocation of the promoter’s license or the assessment of a penalty.

     5.  The Executive Director shall collect all fees and taxes due on any ticket which is not specifically exempt pursuant to this section, and for any person who is admitted without a ticket in violation of this section.

     [Athletic Comm’n, §§ 109 & 120, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R076-03, 12-3-2003; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.340  Admission of certain ring officials; persons authorized to use commission badge or credential; access to site of program and dressing rooms. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The promoter of a program of unarmed combat shall admit to such program any referee, judge, ringside physician, inspector or timekeeper who:

     (a) Is an independent contractor of the Commission;

     (b) Is specifically assigned by the Commission, the Chair of the Commission or the Executive Director to work at the program; and

     (c) Presents his or her card, commission badge or credential evidencing such status.

     2.  The promoter of a program of unarmed combat shall admit to such program any member of the Commission who:

     (a) Is specifically assigned by the Commission, the Chair of the Commission or the Executive Director to work at the program; and

     (b) Presents his or her card, commission badge or credential evidencing such status.

     3.  A commission badge or credential may only be used by:

     (a) Commissioners;

     (b) Commission staff;

     (c) Commission legal counsel;

     (d) Inspectors; and

     (e) Ringside physicians.

     4.  The promoter of a program and officials of the venue shall allow a person listed in subsection 3 full access to the site of the program and dressing rooms upon the showing of his or her commission badge or credential.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 100, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R083-00, 9-22-2000; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.342  Allocation of seats for media. (NRS 467.030)  The promoter may allocate seats for the media, subject to final approval of the allocation by the Executive Director.

     [Athletic Comm’n, part § 112, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.344  Reservation of area for use by Commission; waiver of requirement. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 or 3, for every program of unarmed combat, the promoter of the program shall reserve an area consisting of at least one whole side of the ring, from the ring apron to 15 feet back from the ring apron, for use by the Commission during the program.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, if a program of unarmed combat consists of contests or exhibitions of mixed martial arts held in a fenced area, the promoter shall reserve an area equivalent to the area described in subsection 1 for use by the Commission during the program.

     3.  The Executive Director may waive a requirement of this section for good cause shown.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000; A by R070-01, 8-31-2001; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.346  Provision of private room for staff of Commission and certain other persons involved with contest or exhibition. (NRS 467.030)  A promoter shall provide at the premises where a contest or exhibition is conducted a private room of such size and accommodation as the Executive Director deems appropriate for the health and safety of the staff of the Commission, inspectors, ringside physicians, timekeepers, referees and judges.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.376  Duties of ushers. (NRS 467.030)  An usher shall see that:

     1.  Patrons get the seats corresponding with their ticket stubs; and

     2.  Anyone who occupies a seat for which he or she does not have the ticket stub is asked to vacate or, if necessary, is ejected.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 122, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; R062-16, 9-9-2016) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 467.520)

FACILITIES, EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

     NAC 467.412  Sanitation. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Each promoter is responsible for and must correct any violation of the regulations of the Commission or the State Board of Health regarding the sanitary condition of dressing rooms, showers, water bottles, towels or other equipment.

     2.  Physicians and representatives of the Commission shall make a particular examination before or during each program of unarmed combat to discover any violation of such regulations, and any such violation must be reported to the Commission immediately.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 12, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.414  Provision of ambulances and paramedics; exception; alternative medical transport; notice of program must be provided to emergency services, hospital and emergency room personnel. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, a program of unarmed combat must not be held unless two ambulances and four persons certified by this State as paramedics are present at the site of the program and able and available to transport an unarmed combatant to a medical facility. Except as otherwise provided in this section, if at least one ambulance and two persons certified by this State as paramedics are not present at the site of a program of unarmed combat, the program must not continue until:

     (a) One ambulance and two paramedics are present and available and the Chair of the Commission or his or her designee has authorized the program to continue pursuant to subsection 2; or

     (b) Two ambulances and four paramedics are present and available.

     2.  If one ambulance or two paramedics leave the site of the program to transport an unarmed combatant to a medical facility, for good cause shown, the Chair of the Commission or his or her designee may authorize the program of unarmed combat to continue until another ambulance or replacements for the paramedics are present and available.

     3.  If an ambulance is not available because of the location of the site, the highest level of medical transport in that locale must be present and able and available to transport an unarmed combatant to a medical facility. If the paramedics are not available because of the location of the site, two persons with the highest level of training as emergency medical technicians in that locale must be present and able and available to treat an unarmed combatant.

     4.  The medical personnel described in this section:

     (a) Must be designated to render service only to the unarmed combatants in the program.

     (b) Shall position themselves and their equipment in a location at or near the ring or, if the program is being held in a fenced area, at or near the fenced area, that they and the ringside physician deem appropriate.

     5.  Each promoter of such a program shall, without regard to the size of the anticipated attendance:

     (a) Give notice of the time, date and site of the program to the ambulance service or emergency medical service which is located nearest to the site of the program and ascertain from the service the length of time required for one of its ambulances to reach the site.

     (b) Give such a notice to the nearest hospital and the persons in charge of its emergency room.

     6.  For purposes of this section, a program of unarmed combat begins with the commencement of the first bout and ends when the last unarmed combatant leaves the site of the program.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 8-26-83; A 12-2-97; R083-00, 9-22-2000; R070-01, 8-31-2001; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.417  Provision of emergency equipment. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Each promoter of a program of unarmed combat shall arrange to have emergency equipment on the premises where the program is to be held. The emergency equipment must include all equipment reasonably necessary to address the potential injuries of the unarmed combatants.

     2.  The promoter shall also provide at ringside during each contest or exhibition two small oxygen tanks, properly charged, with suitable masks.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 102, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 8-26-83; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.422  Dressing rooms: Persons authorized to enter; promoter to provide security. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  On the day of a contest or exhibition, only the following people are allowed in the dressing room of an unarmed combatant:

     (a) The manager of the unarmed combatant;

     (b) The seconds of the unarmed combatant;

     (c) Any representative of the promoter; and

     (d) Any representative of the Commission who is assigned by the Commission, the Chair of the Commission or the Executive Director to work at the contest or exhibition.

     2.  The promoter shall furnish security at the entrance to the dressing rooms to enforce this section.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 143, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.427  Requirements for gloves; examination and inspection. (NRS 467.030)  Any written contract or agreement between unarmed combatants setting forth the acceptable gloves for a contest or exhibition must be furnished to the Commission not less than 7 calendar days before the scheduled contest or exhibition unless the Executive Director waives the deadline for good cause shown. The gloves used in a contest or exhibition must meet the following requirements:

     1.  The gloves must be examined by the Executive Director and the Chief Inspector or his or her designee. If padding in any glove is found to be misplaced or lumpy or if any glove is found to be imperfect or not in compliance with any contract or agreement between the unarmed combatants, the glove must be changed before the contest or exhibition starts. No breaking down, roughing or twisting of gloves is permitted.

     2.  The gloves furnished by the promoter to the Commission for every contest or exhibition that is designated as a 12-round main event or championship fight must:

     (a) Be new;

     (b) Be in a sealed container;

     (c) Properly fit the hands of the unarmed combatant; and

     (d) Be provided to the Commission by the promoter not later than 7 calendar days before the scheduled contest or exhibition unless the Executive Director waives the deadline for good cause shown.

     3.  If the gloves to be used in preliminary contests or exhibitions have been used before, they must be whole, clean and in sanitary condition. The gloves are subject to inspection by the referee or representative of the Commission. If a glove is found to be unfit, it must be replaced with a glove that meets the requirements of this section.

     4.  Each promoter must have an extra set of gloves of the appropriate weight available to be used in case a glove is broken or otherwise damaged during the course of a contest or exhibition.

     5.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, for contests or exhibitions of boxing and kickboxing, each unarmed combatant weighing in:

     (a) At 135 pounds or less must wear gloves which weigh 8 ounces during the contest or exhibition.

     (b) At more than 135 pounds must wear gloves which weigh 10 ounces during the contest or exhibition, except that an unarmed combatant weighing in at more than 135 pounds but not more than 147 pounds may wear gloves which weigh 8 ounces during the contest or exhibition if both unarmed combatants agree to wear gloves of that weight.

Ê The Commission will set the weight of the gloves to be used in a championship contest. All gloves must have the distal portion of the thumb attached to the body of the glove so as to minimize the possibility of injury to an opponent’s eye.

     6.  For contests or exhibitions of mixed martial arts, each unarmed combatant must wear gloves that weigh not less than 4 ounces and not more than 8 ounces.

     7.  An unarmed combatant shall use only those brands and models of gloves that have been approved by the Executive Director for the contest or exhibition in which the unarmed combatant is participating.

     [Athletic Comm’n, §§ 6-10, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R083-00, 9-22-2000; R070-01, 8-31-2001; R058-05, 12-29-2005; R090-07, 12-4-2007; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.432  Requirements for bandages for hands of unarmed combatant. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Bandages on the hand of an unarmed combatant may not exceed one winding of surgeon’s adhesive tape, not over 2 inches wide, placed directly on the hand to protect the part of the hand near the wrist. The tape may cross the back of the hand twice, but may not extend within three-fourths of an inch of the knuckles when the hand is clenched to make a fist.

     2.  Each unarmed combatant shall use soft surgical bandage not over 2 inches wide, held in place by not more than 12 feet of surgeon’s adhesive tape for each hand. Up to one 20-yard roll of bandage may be used to complete the wrappings for each hand. Flat strips of tape may be used between the fingers to hold down the bandages.

     3.  Bandages must be adjusted in the dressing room in the presence of a representative of the Commission and both unarmed combatants. Either unarmed combatant may waive his or her privilege of witnessing the bandaging of his or her opponent’s hands.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 11, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R003-09, 10-27-2009; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.437  Equipment of chief second; inspection of first-aid kit. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The chief second shall equip himself or herself with:

     (a) A clear plastic water bottle;

     (b) Ice in a sealable, plastic package or mesh-style zippered bag;

     (c) A solution or product of a kind approved by the Commission for stopping hemorrhaging;

     (d) Adhesive tape;

     (e) Gauze;

     (f) Scissors; and

     (g) One extra mouthpiece.

     2.  No ammonia may be used in the ring.

     3.  The ringside physician or Commission’s representative may, at any time, inspect the contents of the chief second’s first-aid kit.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 12-13-82; A 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R090-07, 12-4-2007; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.442  Requirements for boxing or kickboxing ring. (NRS 467.030)  A boxing or kickboxing ring must meet the following requirements:

     1.  The ring must be 20 feet square within the ropes. The ring floor must extend at least 18 inches beyond the ropes. The ring floor must be padded with ensolite or another similar closed-cell foam. Padding must extend beyond the ring ropes and over the edge of the platform, with a top covering of canvas, duck or similar material tightly stretched and laced to the ring platform. Material that tends to gather in lumps or ridges must not be used.

     2.  The ring platform must not be more than 5 feet above the floor of the building and must have suitable steps for the use of the unarmed combatants. Ring posts must be made of metal, not more than 3 inches in diameter, extending from the floor of the building to a height of 58 inches above the ring floor. Ring posts must be at least 18 inches away from the ring ropes.

     3.  There must be four ring ropes, not less than 1 inch in diameter and wrapped in soft material. The lower rope must be 18 inches above the ring floor.

     4.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, there must not be any obstruction or object, including, without limitation, a triangular border, on any part of the ring floor.

     5.  There may be one or two triangular borders on the ring apron under the following conditions:

     (a) There must be a minimum of 24 inches from the edge of the bottom rope to the apron edge.

     (b) If two triangular borders are being used, both triangular borders must be placed on the same side of the ring.

     (c) The dimensions of a triangular border may not be more than 5 inches in height or more than 48 inches in length.

     (d) The seats immediately behind a triangular border must be raised from the arena floor by an amount equal to the height of the triangular border.

     (e) A triangular border must be placed at the outermost edge of the apron and secured to the apron floor by Velcro or a similar fastener.

     (f) A triangular border must be removed immediately upon the request of a representative of the Commission.

     (g) The promoter must provide the Commission with a letter from the site of the program of unarmed combat stating that the site has no objection to the use of triangular borders.

     [Athletic Comm’n, §§ 1-4, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R083-00, 9-22-2000; R070-01, 8-31-2001; R058-05, 12-29-2005)

     NAC 467.447  Requirements for bell, gong or other auditory device. (NRS 467.030)  There must be a bell, gong or other auditory device at the ring or, if the contest or exhibition is held in a fenced area, at the fenced area, no higher than the floor level of the ring or fenced area. The bell, gong or other auditory device must produce a clear tone easily heard by the unarmed combatants and referee.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 5, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-2-97; R070-01, 8-31-2001; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.452  Equipment of timekeeper. (NRS 467.030)  Every timekeeper shall have the equipment prescribed by the Commission and shall carry out the duties directed by the representative of the Commission.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 80, eff. 4-25-78] — (Substituted in revision for NAC 467.353)

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR UNARMED COMBATANTS AND OTHER LICENSEES

     NAC 467.472  Time required to elapse before unarmed combatant competes in successive contest or exhibition. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  With respect to contests or exhibitions of boxing or kickboxing, without the special permission of the Commission, an unarmed combatant may not compete in this State unless:

     (a) Four days have elapsed since his or her last contest or exhibition if the contest or exhibition lasted not more than 4 rounds.

     (b) Seven days have elapsed since his or her last contest or exhibition if the contest or exhibition lasted 5 or 6 rounds.

     (c) Fourteen days have elapsed since his or her last contest or exhibition if the contest or exhibition lasted 7 or 8 rounds.

     (d) Twenty-one days have elapsed since his or her last contest or exhibition if the contest or exhibition lasted 9 or 10 rounds.

     (e) Thirty days have elapsed since his or her last contest or exhibition if the contest or exhibition lasted 11 or 12 rounds.

     2.  With respect to contests or exhibitions of mixed martial arts, without the special permission of the Commission, an unarmed combatant may not compete in this State unless 4 days for each round that his or her last contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts lasted have elapsed since his or her last contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts.

     3.  For the purposes of this section, a contest or exhibition is deemed to have lasted the number of rounds that were officially begun.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 11-2-88; A 12-2-97; R076-03, 12-3-2003; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.476  Boxers: Weight classes; weight differences; weight loss after weigh-in. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The classes for unarmed combatants who are boxers and the weights for each class are shown in the following schedule:

 

Strawweight....................................................................................................... up to 105 lbs.

Light-Flyweight........................................................................................ over 105 to 108 lbs.

Flyweight.................................................................................................. over 108 to 112 lbs.

Super Flyweight....................................................................................... over 112 to 115 lbs.

Bantamweight.......................................................................................... over 115 to 118 lbs.

Super Bantamweight................................................................................ over 118 to 122 lbs.

Featherweight........................................................................................... over 122 to 126 lbs.

Super Featherweight................................................................................. over 126 to 130 lbs.

Lightweight.............................................................................................. over 130 to 135 lbs.

Super Lightweight.................................................................................... over 135 to 140 lbs.

Welterweight............................................................................................ over 140 to 147 lbs.

Super Welterweight.................................................................................. over 147 to 154 lbs.

Middleweight........................................................................................... over 154 to 160 lbs.

Super Middleweight................................................................................. over 160 to 168 lbs.

Light-heavyweight................................................................................... over 168 to 175 lbs.

Cruiserweight........................................................................................... over 175 to 195 lbs.

Heavyweight................................................................................................... all over 195 lbs.

 

     2.  No boxing contest or exhibition may be scheduled, and no unarmed combatants may engage in a boxing contest or exhibition, without the approval of the Commission or the Commission’s representative if the difference in weight between unarmed combatants exceeds the allowance shown in the following schedule:

 

up to 118 lbs............................................................................................. not more than 3 lbs.

118 lbs.-126 lbs......................................................................................... not more than 5 lbs.

126 lbs.-135 lbs......................................................................................... not more than 7 lbs.

135 lbs.-147 lbs......................................................................................... not more than 9 lbs.

147 lbs.-160 lbs....................................................................................... not more than 11 lbs.

160 lbs.-175 lbs....................................................................................... not more than 12 lbs.

175 lbs.-195 lbs....................................................................................... not more than 20 lbs.

195 lbs. and over......................................................................................................... no limit.

 

     3.  After the time of the weigh-in, weight loss in excess of 2 pounds is not permitted.

     4.  The weight loss described in subsection 3 must not occur later than 1 hour after the initial weigh-in.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 13, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R070-01, 8-31-2001; R090-07, 12-4-2007)

     NAC 467.496  Unarmed combatants required to submit to weigh-in and physical examination. (NRS 467.030)  An unarmed combatant who has signed a bout agreement is subject to an order by the Commission to appear at any time to be:

     1.  Weighed; or

     2.  Examined by any physician whom the Commission may designate.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 46, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.514  Procedure for weigh-in. (NRS 467.030, 467.155)

     1.  Each unarmed combatant must be weighed in the presence of the public, his or her opponent, a representative of the Commission and an official representing the promoter, on scales approved by the Commission at any place designated by the Commission.

     2.  The unarmed combatant must have all weights stripped from his or her body before weighing in, but may wear shorts and, if the unarmed combatant is female, a top.

     3.  Representatives of newspapers and the electronic news media who properly identify themselves as such must be admitted to each official weighing in of an unarmed combatant.

     4.  The owner or operator of the premises in which the weighing in is held shall provide adequate security for the unarmed combatant and other persons who are present.

     5.  The Commission may require unarmed combatants to be weighed more than once for any cause deemed sufficient by the Commission.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 16, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R083-00, 9-22-2000; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.522  Forfeiture for failure to make weight agreed upon in bout agreement. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  An unarmed combatant who fails to make the weight agreed upon in his or her bout agreement forfeits:

     (a) Twenty-five percent of his or her purse if no lesser amount is set by the Commission’s representative; or

     (b) A lesser amount set by the Executive Director and approved by the Commission,

Ê unless the weight difference is 1 pound or less.

     2.  The amount of a purse forfeited pursuant to this section must be paid to the opponent of the unarmed combatant who failed to make the weight agreed upon in his or her bout agreement.

     3.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3 of NAC 467.476 and subsection 3 of NAC 467.7956, if, during the 1 hour following the time of weighing in, an unarmed combatant is able to make the weight or weighs 1 pound or less outside the agreed limits, no forfeit may be imposed or fine assessed upon him or her.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 17, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R070-01, 8-31-2001; R090-07, 12-4-2007; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.528  Physical examination required at weigh-in; reporting of certain medical treatment received. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  A physician designated by the Commission shall give each unarmed combatant a thorough physical examination at the time of his or her weighing in before a contest or exhibition. As part of the examination, each unarmed combatant shall complete a prefight medical questionnaire and attest under penalty of perjury to the accuracy of the information provided by him or her on the questionnaire.

     2.  An unarmed combatant shall report to the Commission or the Executive Director any infusions, medical treatment, outpatient treatment or hospital admission received by the unarmed combatant after the weigh-in and before the contest or exhibition.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 45, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.535  Duties of promoter concerning physical examination; fees for services of physician; provision of temporary or emergency treatment to unarmed combatant. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The promoter shall provide the physician designated by the Commission with a suitable place to examine each unarmed combatant.

     2.  The physician is entitled to receive a fee for his or her services at a contest or exhibition.

     3.  The physician shall give any injured unarmed combatant temporary or emergency treatment in the arena or dressing room, and no additional fee may be charged.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 44, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.545  Determination by physician of fitness of unarmed combatant; report. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  If the physician who examines an unarmed combatant who has entered into a bout agreement for a contest or exhibition determines that the unarmed combatant is unfit for competition, the unarmed combatant shall not participate in the contest or exhibition and the physician shall immediately report his or her findings to the promoter and the Commission’s representative.

     2.  If the examining physician finds that an unarmed combatant is in good physical condition, the physician shall report his or her finding to the Commission or its representative before the commencement of the contest or exhibition.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 47, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.555  Unarmed combatant must report certain injuries and illnesses; physical examination required; payment of physician. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  When an unarmed combatant is unable to take part in a contest or exhibition for which he or she has entered into a bout agreement because of an injury or illness, he or she shall immediately report the fact to the Commission and shall submit to an examination by a physician designated by the Commission.

     2.  The fee for the physician’s examination must be paid by the promoter if he or she has requested the examination. Otherwise, the fee must be paid by the unarmed combatant.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 48, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.562  Suspension of licensee for medical reason. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  A licensee who is determined by a physician to be unfit to compete or officiate must be suspended until it is shown that he or she is fit for further competition or officiating.

     2.  An unarmed combatant suspended for 30 days for his or her medical protection shall take a medical examination upon the direction of the Commission or the Commission’s representative. The examining physician may require any procedures during the medical examination, including an electroencephalogram if indicated.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 52, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-2-97; R090-07, 12-4-2007)

     NAC 467.568  Female unarmed combatants; provision of results of pregnancy test; separate dressing rooms required. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  A female unarmed combatant shall not engage in a contest or exhibition with a male unarmed combatant.

     2.  Before each bout in which a female unarmed combatant is scheduled to compete, the female unarmed combatant shall provide to the Commission an original or certified copy, or other authenticated copy, of the result of a medical test taken not later than 10 days before the day of the bout which shows that the combatant is not pregnant. The Commission will not permit a female unarmed combatant to compete if she:

     (a) Is determined to be pregnant; or

     (b) Fails to comply with this subsection.

     3.  The promoters of a contest or exhibition between female unarmed combatants shall provide them with adequate separate dressing rooms.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 85 and female boxers, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R083-00, 9-22-2000; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

DRUG TESTING PROGRAM FOR UNARMED COMBATANTS; ANTI-DOPING VIOLATIONS

     NAC 467.570  Requirement to submit to drug test at any time upon request of Commission; requirements for approval of laboratory performing test. (NRS 467.030, 467.153)

     1.  At any time requested by the Commission or its representative, an unarmed combatant, whether in-competition or out-of-competition, shall submit to a drug test.

     2.  A test of any sample or specimen of an unarmed combatant may be performed by a laboratory approved by the Commission or a laboratory approved and accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

     3.  To be approved by the Commission to test a sample or specimen of an unarmed combatant, a laboratory must implement the International Standard for Laboratories and the Decision Limits for the Confirmatory Quantification of Threshold Substances, which are adopted by reference pursuant to paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection 1 of NAC 467.011.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.5705  Anti-doping violation: Refusal or failure to submit to drug test; disciplinary action; consequences for violation. (NRS 467.030, 467.153, 467.158)

     1.  An unarmed combatant who, without compelling justification, refuses or fails to submit to the collection of a sample or specimen upon the request of the Commission or its representative or who otherwise evades the collection of a sample or specimen commits an anti-doping violation and is subject to disciplinary action by the Commission.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 467.574 to 467.578, inclusive, an unarmed combatant who violates any provision of this section:

     (a) Is ineligible to engage in unarmed combat in this State for a period of at least 12 months but not more than 24 months, as determined by the Commission.

     (b) Will be fined by the Commission in an amount equal to at least 20 percent but not more than 40 percent of his or her purse.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.571  Anti-doping violation: Presence of prohibited substance; disciplinary action; exception; consequences for violation. (NRS 467.030, 467.153, 467.158)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section and NAC 467.583, if a test of a sample or specimen of an unarmed combatant by a laboratory approved by the Commission pursuant to subsection 3 of NAC 467.570 or a laboratory approved and accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency identifies the presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in the sample or specimen, the unarmed combatant has committed an anti-doping violation and is subject to disciplinary action by the Commission. A violation of this subsection is established by any of the following:

     (a) The presence of any quantity of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in the A sample of an unarmed combatant if the unarmed combatant waives analysis of his or her B sample and the B sample is not analyzed.

     (b) If the B sample of an unarmed combatant is analyzed, the analysis of the B sample confirms the presence of any quantity of the prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers as found in the A sample of the unarmed combatant.

     (c) If the B sample of an unarmed combatant is split into two bottles, the analysis of the second bottle confirms the presence of any quantity of the prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers as found in the first bottle.

     2.  It is the duty of each unarmed combatant to ensure that no prohibited substance enters his or her body, and an unarmed combatant is responsible for the presence of any prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers found to be present in his or her sample or specimen. To establish a violation of this section, it is not necessary to establish that the unarmed combatant intentionally, knowingly or negligently used a prohibited substance or that the unarmed combatant is otherwise at fault for the presence of the prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers found to be present in his or her sample or specimen.

     3.  An unarmed combatant does not violate the provisions of this section if:

     (a) The quantity of the prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers found to be present in his or her sample or specimen does not exceed the threshold established in the Prohibited List for the prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers.

     (b) The special criteria in the Prohibited List for the evaluation of a prohibited substance that can be produced endogenously indicate that the presence of the prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers found to be present in the sample or specimen of the unarmed combatant is not the result of his or her use of a prohibited substance.

     4.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 467.574 to 467.578, inclusive, an unarmed combatant who violates any provision of this section:

     (a) Is ineligible to engage in unarmed combat in this State for a period of at least 9 months but not more than 24 months, as determined by the Commission.

     (b) Will be fined by the Commission in an amount equal to at least 15 percent but not more than 30 percent of his or her purse.

     5.  As used in this section:

     (a) “A sample” means the primary sample or specimen used to test for the presence of a prohibited substance.

     (b) “B sample” means the sample or specimen used to confirm or invalidate the presence of a prohibited substance in the A sample.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.5715  Anti-doping violation: Use or attempt to use prohibited substance or prohibited method; disciplinary action; consequences for violation. (NRS 467.030, 467.153, 467.158)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 467.583, an unarmed combatant who utilizes, applies, ingests, injects or consumes by any means, or attempts to utilize, apply, ingest, inject or consume by any means, a prohibited substance or prohibited method, whether successful or not, commits an anti-doping violation and is subject to disciplinary action by the Commission.

     2.  It is the duty of each unarmed combatant to ensure that no prohibited substance enters his or her body, and that no prohibited method is used. To establish a violation of this section, it is not necessary to establish that the unarmed combatant intentionally, knowingly or negligently used or attempted to use a prohibited substance or prohibited method or that the unarmed combatant is otherwise at fault for the use or attempted use of a prohibited substance or prohibited method.

     3.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 467.574 to 467.578, inclusive, an unarmed combatant who violates any provision of this section:

     (a) Is ineligible to engage in unarmed combat in this State for a period of at least 9 months but not more than 24 months, as determined by the Commission.

     (b) Will be fined by the Commission in an amount equal to at least 15 percent but not more than 30 percent of his or her purse.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.572  Anti-doping violation: Possession of prohibited substance or prohibited method; disciplinary action; consequences for violation. (NRS 467.030, 467.153, 467.158)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 467.583:

     (a) An unarmed combatant in-competition who possesses any prohibited substance or prohibited method; or

     (b) An unarmed combatant out-of-competition who possesses any prohibited substance or prohibited method which is prohibited out-of-competition,

Ê commits an anti-doping violation and is subject to disciplinary action by the Commission.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 467.583, an unarmed combat support person who, in connection with an unarmed combatant, a contest or exhibition or the training of an unarmed combatant, possesses:

     (a) Any prohibited substance or prohibited method for an unarmed combatant in-competition; or

     (b) Any prohibited substance or prohibited method which is prohibited out-of-competition for an unarmed combatant out-of-competition,

Ê commits an anti-doping violation and is subject to disciplinary action by the Commission.

     3.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 467.574 to 467.578, inclusive, an unarmed combatant or unarmed combat support person who violates any provision of this section:

     (a) Is ineligible to engage in unarmed combat or be associated with unarmed combat in this State for a period of at least 9 months but not more than 24 months, as determined by the Commission.

     (b) Will be fined by the Commission:

          (1) If the person is an unarmed combatant, in an amount equal to at least 15 percent but not more than 30 percent of his or her purse.

          (2) If the person is an unarmed combat support person, in an amount determined pursuant to NRS 467.158.

     4.  For the purposes of this section, an unarmed combatant or unarmed combat support person possesses a prohibited substance or prohibited method if he or she has actual, physical possession of the prohibited substance or prohibited method or constructive possession of the prohibited substance or prohibited method.

     5.  As used in this section:

     (a) “Constructive possession” means exclusive control or the intent to exercise exclusive control over a prohibited substance or prohibited method or the premises on which a prohibited substance or prohibited method is located.

     (b) “Unarmed combat support person” means any coach, trainer, manager, second, agent, team staff, official, medical or paramedical personnel, parent or any other person working with, treating or assisting an unarmed combatant who is preparing to participate or participating in a contest or exhibition.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.5725  Anti-doping violation: Selling, giving, transporting, sending, delivering or distributing prohibited substance or prohibited method; disciplinary action; reporting of violation; consequences for violation. (NRS 467.030, 467.153, 467.158)

     1.  An unarmed combatant, a person who is licensed, approved, registered or sanctioned by the Commission or any other person associated with unarmed combat in this State who sells, gives, transports, sends, delivers or distributes, or possesses for the purpose of selling, giving, transporting, sending, delivering or distributing, a prohibited substance or prohibited method to another person, either physically or by electronic or other means, commits an anti-doping violation and is subject to disciplinary action by the Commission.

     2.  The Commission will report any violation of this section which also violates any other law or regulation of this State to the appropriate law enforcement, administrative, professional or judicial authority.

     3.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 467.574 to 467.578, inclusive, a person who violates any provision of this section:

     (a) Is ineligible to engage in unarmed combat in this State for a period of at least 12 months up to lifetime ineligibility, as determined by the Commission.

     (b) Will be fined by the Commission:

          (1) If the person is an unarmed combatant, in an amount equal to at least 15 percent but not more than 50 percent of his or her purse.

          (2) If the person is not an unarmed combatant, in an amount determined pursuant to NRS 467.158.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.573  Anti-doping violation: Providing or supplying prohibited substance or prohibited method; supervising or facilitating in use or attempted use of prohibited substance or prohibited method; disciplinary action; exception for physician and other medical personnel; reporting of violation; consequences for violation. (NRS 467.030, 467.153, 467.158)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section and NAC 467.583, an unarmed combatant, a person who is licensed, approved, registered or sanctioned by the Commission or any other person associated with unarmed combat in this State who:

     (a) Provides or supplies a prohibited substance or prohibited method to an unarmed combatant in-competition or who provides or supplies to an unarmed combatant out-of-competition any prohibited substance or prohibited method that is prohibited out-of-competition; or

     (b) Supervises, facilitates or otherwise participates in the use or attempted use of a prohibited substance or prohibited method by an unarmed combatant in-competition or who supervises, facilitates or otherwise participates in the use or attempted use of a prohibited substance or prohibited method that is prohibited out-of-competition by an unarmed combatant out-of-competition,

Ê commits an anti-doping violation and is subject to disciplinary action by the Commission.

     2.  A physician or other bona fide medical personnel who provides or supplies a prohibited substance or prohibited method to an unarmed combatant, or who supervises, facilitates or otherwise participates in the use or attempted use of a prohibited substance or prohibited method by an unarmed combatant, for genuine and legal therapeutic purposes or any other purposes deemed appropriate by the Commission, is not in violation of this section.

     3.  The Commission will report any violation of this section which also violates any other law or regulation of this State to the appropriate law enforcement, administrative, professional or judicial authority.

     4.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 467.574 to 467.578, inclusive, a person who violates this section:

     (a) Is ineligible to engage in unarmed combat in this State for a period of at least 12 months up to lifetime ineligibility, as determined by the Commission.

     (b) Will be fined by the Commission:

          (1) If the person is an unarmed combatant, in an amount equal to at least 15 percent but not more than 50 percent of his or her purse.

          (2) If the person is not an unarmed combatant, in an amount determined pursuant to NRS 467.158.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.5735  Anti-doping violation: Subverting or tampering with program of doping control; disciplinary action; consequences for violation. (NRS 467.030, 467.153, 467.158)

     1.  An unarmed combatant, a person who is licensed, approved, registered or sanctioned by the Commission or any other person associated with unarmed combat in this State who:

     (a) Alters any document or materials for the purpose of subverting a program of doping control;

     (b) Influences or intimidates, or attempts to influence or intimidate, any person involved in a drug test, including, without limitation, a witness to an anti-doping violation, for the purpose of subverting a program of doping control;

     (c) Obstructs, misleads or engages in any fraudulent conduct for the purpose of altering results or preventing the normal operation of the procedures of a program of doping control;

     (d) Engages in any other conduct that subverts a drug test but does not otherwise constitute the use or attempted use of a prohibited substance or prohibited method by an unarmed combatant; or

     (e) Tampers or attempts to tamper with any aspect of a program of doping control,

Ê commits an anti-doping violation and is subject to disciplinary action by the Commission.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 467.574 to 467.578, inclusive, a person who violates any provision of this section:

     (a) Is ineligible to engage in, or be associated with, unarmed combat in this State for a period of at least 12 months but not more than 24 months, as determined by the Commission.

     (b) Will be fined by the Commission:

          (1) If the person is an unarmed combatant, in an amount equal to at least 20 percent but not more than 40 percent of his or her purse.

          (2) If the person is not an unarmed combatant, in an amount determined pursuant to NRS 467.158.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.574  Prompt admission to anti-doping violation when only reliable evidence is the admission: Reduction of period of ineligibility; imposition of fine. (NRS 467.030, 467.153, 467.158)

     1.  If an unarmed combatant, a person who is licensed, approved, registered or sanctioned by the Commission or any other person associated with unarmed combat in this State promptly admits to an anti-doping violation when the only reliable evidence of the anti-doping violation is his or her admission, the Commission:

     (a) May reduce by not more than 50 percent the period of ineligibility that would otherwise be imposed pursuant to NAC 467.5705 to 467.578, inclusive, for the anti-doping violation; and

     (b) Will impose a fine:

          (1) If the person who admits to the anti-doping violation is an unarmed combatant, in an amount equal to at least 10 percent but not more than 30 percent of his or her purse.

          (2) If the person who admits to the anti-doping violation is not an unarmed combatant, in an amount determined pursuant to NRS 467.158.

     2.  For the purposes of this section, an unarmed combatant, a person who is licensed, approved, registered or sanctioned by the Commission or any other person associated with unarmed combat in this State:

     (a) Promptly admits to an anti-doping violation if he or she makes the admission on or before the date on which he or she must file an answer pursuant to NAC 467.924 to the complaint alleging the anti-doping violation.

     (b) Does not promptly admit to an anti-doping violation if he or she does not make an admission by the date specified in paragraph (a) but makes an admission at a hearing before the Commission concerning the alleged anti-doping violation.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.576  Prompt admission to anti-doping violation when alleged by Commission or representative: Reduction of period of ineligibility; imposition of fine. (NRS 467.030, 467.153, 467.158)

     1.  If an unarmed combatant, a person who is licensed, approved, registered or sanctioned by the Commission or any other person associated with unarmed combat in this State is alleged by the Commission or its representative to have committed an anti-doping violation which subjects him or her to a period of ineligibility and the unarmed combatant, licensee or other person, as applicable, promptly admits to the alleged anti-doping violation, the Commission:

     (a) May reduce by not more than 50 percent the period of ineligibility that would otherwise be imposed pursuant to NAC 467.5705 to 467.578, inclusive, for the anti-doping violation; and

     (b) Will impose a fine:

          (1) If the person who admits to the alleged anti-doping violation is an unarmed combatant, in an amount equal to not more than 30 percent of his or her purse.

          (2) If the person who admits to the alleged anti-doping violation is not an unarmed combatant, in an amount determined pursuant to NRS 467.158.

     2.  For the purposes of this section, an unarmed combatant, a person who is licensed, approved, registered or sanctioned by the Commission or any other person associated with unarmed combat in this State:

     (a) Promptly admits to an anti-doping violation if he or she makes the admission on or before the date on which he or she must file an answer pursuant to NAC 467.924 to the complaint alleging the anti-doping violation.

     (b) Does not promptly admit to an anti-doping violation if he or she does not make an admission by the date specified in paragraph (a) but makes an admission at a hearing before the Commission concerning the alleged anti-doping violation.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.577  Commission of second anti-doping violation; period of ineligibility; imposition of fine. (NRS 467.030, 467.153, 467.158)  If an unarmed combatant, a person who is licensed, approved, registered or sanctioned by the Commission or any other person associated with unarmed combat in this State commits a second anti-doping violation, the Commission:

     1.  May impose a period of ineligibility that is double the period set forth in NAC 467.5705 to 467.576, inclusive, for the anti-doping violation.

     2.  Will impose a fine:

     (a) If the person who commits the second anti-doping violation is an unarmed combatant, in an amount equal to 40 percent of his or her purse.

     (b) If the person who commits the second anti-doping violation is not an unarmed combatant, in an amount determined pursuant to NRS 467.158.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.578  Commission of third or subsequent anti-doping violation; period of ineligibility; imposition of fine. (NRS 467.030, 467.153, 467.158)  If an unarmed combatant, a person who is licensed, approved, registered or sanctioned by the Commission or any other person associated with unarmed combat in this State commits a third or subsequent anti-doping violation:

     1.  The unarmed combatant or other person is ineligible to engage in unarmed combat in this State or otherwise be associated with unarmed combat in this State for a period of at least 18 months up to lifetime ineligibility, as determined by the Commission.

     2.  The Commission will impose a fine:

     (a) If the person who commits the third or subsequent anti-doping violation is an unarmed combatant, in an amount equal to at least 40 percent but not more than 60 percent of his or her purse.

     (b) If the person who commits the third or subsequent anti-doping violation is not an unarmed combatant, in an amount determined pursuant to NRS 467.158.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.579  Authority of Commission to change result of contest or exhibition to “no contest” if unarmed combatant committed anti-doping violation; notation in record of combatant. (NRS 467.030, 467.153, 467.158)  In addition to any disciplinary action, fine or other penalty imposed for an anti-doping violation, if an unarmed combatant who won or drew a contest or exhibition is found to have committed an anti-doping violation, the Commission may, in its sole discretion, change the result of that contest or exhibition to a result of no contest. If the Commission changes the result of a contest or exhibition pursuant to this section, the Commission will cause a note to be placed in the record of the unarmed combatant indicating that the change in decision was the result of the commission of an anti-doping violation by the unarmed combatant.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.581  Aggravating circumstances for increasing period of ineligibility for anti-doping violation. (NRS 467.030, 467.153, 467.158)

     1.  The Commission may increase by not more than two times a period of ineligibility set forth in NAC 467.5705 to 467.5735, inclusive, for an anti-doping violation committed by an unarmed combatant, a person who is licensed, approved, registered or sanctioned by the Commission or any other person associated with unarmed combat in this State if the Commission finds one or more aggravating circumstances pursuant to this section.

     2.  An aggravating circumstance exists when the conditions, events or facts accompanying an anti-doping violation increase the culpability of the person who committed the anti-doping violation. Aggravating circumstances include, without limitation:

     (a) The person has committed more than one anti-doping violation at or about the same time, including, without limitation, the use or possession of multiple prohibited substances or prohibited methods.

     (b) The person who committed the anti-doping violation violated a provision of this chapter or chapter 467 of NRS, other than an anti-doping violation, at or about the same time as he or she committed the anti-doping violation.

     (c) The anti-doping violation was part of a plan or scheme, either individually or in a conspiracy or common enterprise with others to commit the anti-doping violation.

     (d) The person who committed the anti-doping violation engaged in deceptive or obstructing conduct to avoid the detection or adjudication of the anti-doping violation.

     (e) The anti-doping violation had a significant potential to enhance the performance of an unarmed combatant.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.582  Mitigating circumstances for reducing or eliminating period of ineligibility for anti-doping violation. (NRS 467.030, 467.153, 467.158)

     1.  The Commission may, in its discretion and based on the full body of evidence presented to the Commission, reduce or eliminate a period of ineligibility set forth in NAC 467.5705 to 467.5735, inclusive, for an anti-doping violation committed by an unarmed combatant, a person who is licensed, approved, registered or sanctioned by the Commission or any other person associated with unarmed combat in this State if the Commission finds one or more mitigating circumstances pursuant to this section.

     2.  Mitigating circumstances exist when the conditions, events or facts accompanying an anti-doping violation reduce or eliminate the culpability of the person who committed the anti-doping violation. Mitigating circumstances include, without limitation:

     (a) The anti-doping violation was the result of the use by an unarmed combatant of a supplement, vitamin or other product that contains a prohibited substance that was not disclosed on the product label or in information available from a reasonable search of the Internet, if the use of the supplement, vitamin or other product was disclosed on the prefight questionnaire completed by the unarmed combatant or was otherwise disclosed to a representative of the Commission.

     (b) The person who committed the anti-doping violation provides the Commission with substantial assistance in discovering or establishing other anti-doping violations.

     (c) The person who committed the anti-doping violation proves to the satisfaction of the Commission that the anti-doping violation was the result of sabotage by a competitor.

     3.  As used in this section, “substantial assistance” means that an unarmed combatant, a person who is licensed, approved, registered or sanctioned by the Commission or other person associated with unarmed combat in this State provides to the Commission:

     (a) Credible information that comprises an important part of a disciplinary action;

     (b) A signed, written and notarized statement that includes all information that he or she possesses regarding anti-doping violations; and

     (c) Full cooperation with the Commission’s investigation or adjudication, or both, of any disciplinary action arising from the information he or she provides regarding anti-doping violations.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.583  Application for therapeutic use exemption; approval; period of validity and renewal; exception from anti-doping violations for use consistent with therapeutic exemption. (NRS 467.030, 467.153)

     1.  An unarmed combatant who wishes to obtain a therapeutic use exemption must submit to the Commission an application for a therapeutic use exemption and any medical information the Commission deems necessary to determine whether to grant the therapeutic use exemption.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, a therapeutic use exemption is not valid unless the Commission grants an application for a therapeutic use exemption not later than 60 days before the first contest or exhibition in which the applicant is scheduled to participate in this State in a calendar year.

     3.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, if, because of extraordinary circumstances, including, without limitation, the inability of the Commission to conduct a meeting to consider an application for a therapeutic use exemption, the Commission is unable to grant an application for a therapeutic use exemption within the period prescribed by this subsection, the Chair of the Commission or the Executive Director, in consultation with a physician approved by the Commission, may grant the application for a therapeutic use exemption at any time before the contest or exhibition in which the applicant is scheduled to participate.

     4.  The Commission will not grant:

     (a) A therapeutic use exemption that applies to a contest or exhibition in which the applicant has already participated.

     (b) A therapeutic use exemption for testosterone replacement therapy or any similar therapy designed to induce or stimulate testosterone replacement.

     5.  A therapeutic use exemption granted by the Commission pursuant to this section is valid until the end of the calendar year in which it was granted, and may be renewed at the time that an unarmed combatant applies for the issuance or renewal of his or her license or at such time as the Commission determines.

     6.  If the Commission grants a therapeutic use exemption to an unarmed combatant, the unarmed combatant, a person who is licensed, approved, registered or sanctioned by the Commission and any other person associated with unarmed combat in this State who acts consistently with the therapeutic use exemption does not commit an anti-doping violation set forth in NAC 467.571, 467.5715, 467.572 and 467.573.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.584  Application to become sanctioned drug testing organization for promoter; accompanying information; written determination of Commission; period of validity and renewal; revocation; maintenance and publication of list of approved organizations; submission to Commission of drug test results. (NRS 467.030, 467.153)

     1.  To become a sanctioned drug testing organization for a promoter, an organization that administers a drug testing program must submit to the Commission an application for sanctioning on a form and in the manner prescribed by the Commission.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, an application submitted pursuant to subsection 1 must be accompanied by each contract entered into by the applicant and the promoter on whose behalf the applicant administers a drug testing program and evidence satisfactory to the Commission that:

     (a) The sample collection and testing standards of the applicant and any laboratory associated with the applicant conform or are comparable to the most recent version of the International Standard for Testing and Investigations published by the World Anti-Doping Agency, a copy of which may be obtained free of charge from the World Anti-Doping Agency at its Internet website at https://www.wada-ama.org; and

     (b) A laboratory approved by the Commission pursuant to subsection 3 of NAC 467.570 or approved and accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency analyzes all samples or specimens collected, or directly or indirectly authorized for collection, by the applicant.

     3.  An applicant is not required to submit to the Commission the information required by subsection 2 if the Commission, in its discretion, authorizes the applicant to arrange for a representative of the Commission to review that information and report to the Commission whether the applicant is in compliance with the provisions of subsection 2.

     4.  After receiving a complete application submitted pursuant to subsection 1 and the accompanying information required by subsection 2 or the report authorized by subsection 3, the Commission will:

     (a) Determine whether the applicant is qualified to be a sanctioned drug testing organization; and

     (b) Issue a written statement of its determination to the applicant.

     5.  An organization that administers a drug testing program must be sanctioned pursuant to this section for each promoter for which it administers a drug testing program.

     6.  The sanctioning of a sanctioned drug testing organization expires on a date specified by the Commission, which must be either 1 calendar year after the date on which the Commission approved or renewed the certification or 2 calendar years after that date. The certification may be renewed in the manner prescribed by the Commission.

     7.  The Commission may revoke the sanctioning of a sanctioned drug testing organization if the Commission determines after notice and an opportunity for a hearing that the organization is not in compliance with the requirements set forth in subsection 2 or any other provision of this chapter.

     8.  The Commission will maintain and publish on its Internet website a list containing the name of each sanctioned drug testing organization.

     9.  A sanctioned drug testing organization shall submit to the Commission the results of each drug test performed on an unarmed combatant by the sanctioned drug testing organization.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.586  Unarmed combatants must report before contest or exhibition. (NRS 467.030)  [Replaced in revision by NAC 467.591.]

 

     NAC 467.587  Submission to Commission of contracts between promoter and drug testing organization; exception; confidentiality of information submitted. (NRS 467.030, 467.107)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, upon the request of the Commission, a promoter shall submit to the Commission a copy of any contract and each amendment to a contract entered into by the promoter and an organization that administers a drug testing program on behalf of the promoter. The Commission may reject the contract or amendment if the Commission determines that:

     (a) The promoter has not entered into a contract with a sanctioned drug testing organization;

     (b) The contract or amendment does not contain sufficient terms to ensure protection of this State, the Commission or unarmed combat by providing full insight into the drug testing program of the promoter and the sanctioned drug testing organization; or

     (c) The contract or amendment violates federal law or the laws of this State.

     2.  A promoter is not required to submit to the Commission a copy of a contract or amendment pursuant to subsection 1 if the Commission, in its discretion, authorizes the promoter to arrange for a representative of the Commission to review the information and report to the Commission whether the contract or amendment complies with the provisions of subsection 1.

     3.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, any proprietary information containing a trade secret that is submitted to the Commission pursuant to this section is confidential, and the Commission and any of its members, representatives or employees shall not disclose such information. The Commission or any of its members, representatives or employees may disclose information made confidential pursuant to this subsection to any governmental agency for the purpose of a civil, administrative or criminal investigation or proceeding.

     4.  As used in this section, “trade secret” means any information, including, without limitation, a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, product, system, process, design, prototype, procedure, computer programming instruction or code that:

     (a) Derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and readily ascertainable through proper means by, the public or any person who may obtain commercial or economic value from its disclosure or use; and

     (b) Is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.588  Written request by promoter to obtain drug testing credit; notification by Commission of amount of credit; comparison of costs; use of credit by promoter. (NRS 467.030, 467.107)

     1.  To obtain a drug testing credit, a promoter must submit to the Commission a written request for the drug testing credit on a form prescribed by the Commission and signed by the promoter under penalty of perjury. The request must contain such information as requested by the Commission and be accompanied by:

     (a) An itemized statement of the costs for which the promoter is requesting the drug testing credit;

     (b) Evidence satisfactory to the Commission that the promoter has paid or will pay in a timely manner the costs for which the drug testing credit is sought;

     (c) If the promoter is requesting the drug testing credit for costs paid to a sanctioned drug testing organization, evidence satisfactory to the Commission that the collection of each sample or specimen and the testing of each sample or specimen was performed by:

          (1) The sanctioned drug testing organization for that promoter; or

          (2) A laboratory associated with that sanctioned drug testing organization that is approved by the Commission pursuant to subsection 3 of NAC 467.570 or approved and accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency; and

     (d) Any other information requested by the Commission.

     2.  Not later than 60 days after the receipt of a complete request for the drug testing credit submitted pursuant to subsection 1, the Commission will notify the promoter of the amount of the drug testing credit to which the promoter is entitled, as calculated pursuant to NAC 467.589.

     3.  The Commission, in its discretion, may compare the amount of the costs for which a promoter is requesting a drug testing credit to the ordinary amount of those costs in the market for drug testing and disapprove the drug testing credit for costs that exceed by more than a de minimis amount the ordinary costs of drug testing in the market for drug testing.

     4.  A promoter may take a drug testing credit against the license fee for a contest or exhibition only in an amount approved by the Commission pursuant to this section.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.589  Costs included in determination of amount of drug testing credit; application and calculation of credit by promoter; limitation on amount. (NRS 467.030, 467.107)

     1.  For the purpose of determining the amount of the drug testing credit to which a promoter is entitled, the amount paid by the promoter to administer a drug testing program for unarmed combatants:

     (a) Includes the following costs, whether paid to the Commission or to a sanctioned drug testing organization:

          (1) The actual cost to collect a sample or specimen.

          (2) The actual cost to test the sample or specimen.

          (3) Any other costs deemed by the Commission to be reasonably necessary to administer an effective drug testing program.

     (b) Does not include the following costs:

          (1) Any costs paid by the promoter to adjudicate the results of a drug test, including, without limitation, the costs to adjudicate the determination of any penalty or sanction imposed on an unarmed combatant pursuant to an agreement between the unarmed combatant and the promoter.

          (2) Any costs paid by the promoter for educational materials or programs.

          (3) Any costs paid to a person that is not a sanctioned drug testing organization.

          (4) Any costs not listed in paragraph (a).

     2.  To qualify for the drug testing credit:

     (a) A cost described in paragraph (a) of subsection 1 must be paid by the promoter:

          (1) To the Commission or to a sanctioned drug testing organization;

          (2) To perform a drug test on an unarmed combatant in relation to a contest or exhibition that was held, or scheduled to be held, in this State; and

          (3) To perform a drug test on a sample or specimen taken not earlier than 90 days before the applicable contest or exhibition and not later than 6 hours after the conclusion of the program of unarmed combat in which the unarmed combatant competed.

     (b) The number of sample or specimen collection events and the number and type of tests for each unarmed combatant must be deemed reasonable by the Chair of the Commission or the Executive Director. Upon the request of the Chair or the Executive Director, a promoter shall provide such information as the Chair or Executive Director deems necessary to establish that the number of sample or specimen collection events and the number and type of tests for each unarmed combatant are reasonable.

     (c) The laboratory testing the sample or specimen must test the sample or specimen in a timely manner, as determined by the Commission.

     (d) The result of each drug test on an unarmed combatant must:

          (1) Be sent directly to the Executive Director by the laboratory that performed the test on the sample or specimen at the same time that the laboratory gives notice of the result to the drug testing organization or promoter for whom the drug test was performed; and

          (2) Include the date on which the sample or specimen was collected from the unarmed combatant, the date on which the laboratory received the sample or specimen, the date of the analysis of the sample or specimen by the laboratory and the result of that analysis.

     3.  If the amount paid by a promoter to administer a drug testing program relates to more than one contest or exhibition, the promoter may apply a drug testing credit against the license fee for only one such contest or exhibition.

     4.  Upon the approval of the Commission, a promoter may calculate the amount of the drug testing credit to which the promoter is entitled by aggregating the amount paid by the promoter to administer a drug testing program for multiple contests or exhibitions.

     5.  The amount of the drug testing credit to which a promoter is entitled for a contest or exhibition must not exceed the amount of the license fee for that contest or exhibition. Any amount of the drug testing credit for a contest or exhibition that exceeds the amount of the license fee for that contest or exhibition is forfeited and may not be applied to the license fee for another contest or exhibition, unless the Commission authorizes a promoter to apply the excess amount of the drug testing credit to the license fee for another contest or exhibition.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTESTS AND EXHIBITIONS

     NAC 467.591  Unarmed combatants must report before contest or exhibition; prohibition on consumption of stimulant drinks; requirements for drink containers brought on site. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Each unarmed combatant must report to the representative of the Commission in charge of dressing rooms before the scheduled time of the first contest or exhibition of a program of unarmed combat or, if a later report time is set by the Commission or its representative, then by that report time.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, an unarmed combatant shall not consume stimulant drinks or drinks which contain caffeine, including, without limitation, Red BullTM, Rock StarTM and MonsterTM, during a period beginning at the time of his or her arrival at the site of his or her contest or exhibition and ending at the time of the completion of his or her bout. An unarmed combatant may consume electrolyte drinks, including, without limitation, GatoradeTM, PowerAdeTM, smartWaterTM and PropelTM, decaffeinated coffee, decaffeinated tea or decaffeinated soft drinks on the day of or during a bout. All drinks brought to the site of a contest or exhibition must be in sealed containers and approved by an inspector who has signed off on the container of the drink. An unarmed combatant may not bring an unsealed drink onto the site of a contest or exhibition.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 20, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-2-97; R003-09, 10-27-2009; R062-16, 9-9-2016) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 467.586)

     NAC 467.592  Proper attire and equipment of unarmed combatants. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Each unarmed combatant must provide himself or herself with a costume, which is subject to the approval of the Commission or its representative.

     2.  Each unarmed combatant must appear in proper attire. The unarmed combatants may not wear the same colors in the ring or, if the contest or exhibition is being held in a fenced area, in the fenced area, without the approval of the Commission’s representative.

     3.  The belt of the trunks must not extend above the waist line.

     4.  Each unarmed combatant must wear:

     (a) A mouthpiece which has been individually fitted.

     (b) An abdominal protector which will protect him or her against injury from a foul blow. The abdominal protector must not cover or extend above the umbilicus.

     (c) If the unarmed combatant is female, a top approved by the Commission or its representative.

     5.  An unarmed combatant may not wear contact lenses during the contest or exhibition in which he or she is participating.

     6.  Each unarmed combatant must have his or her hair secured in a manner that does not interfere with the vision or safety of either unarmed combatant.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 19, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R070-01, 8-31-2001; R076-03, 12-3-2003; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.598  Physical appearance of unarmed combatants. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Each unarmed combatant must be clean and present a tidy appearance.

     2.  The excessive use of grease or any other foreign substance may not be used on the face or body of an unarmed combatant. The referees or the Commission’s representative in charge shall cause any excessive grease or foreign substance to be removed.

     3.  The Commission’s representative shall determine whether head or facial hair, fingernails or toenails present any hazard to the safety of the unarmed combatant or his or her opponent or will interfere with the supervision and conduct of the contest or exhibition. If the head or facial hair, fingernails or toenails of an unarmed combatant present such a hazard or will interfere with the supervision and conduct of the contest or exhibition, the unarmed combatant may not compete in the contest or exhibition unless the circumstances creating the hazard or potential interference are corrected to the satisfaction of the Commission’s representative.

     4.  An unarmed combatant may not wear any jewelry or other piercing accessories while competing in the contest or exhibition.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 18, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R070-01, 8-31-2001; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.605  Procedure for use of scorecards; approval for use of electronic scorecards. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The Commission’s representative in charge at a contest or exhibition shall, before the start of the contest or exhibition, give scorecards to each judge if the contest or exhibition is being judged.

     2.  The judges shall score each round of the contest or exhibition on an individual scorecard and sign it. The referee shall pick up the scorecard from each judge and turn in the scorecards at the Commission’s desk before the start of each round.

     3.  The Commission’s representative may show the scorecards to accredited representatives of the press after the completion of the contest or exhibition.

     4.  The Commission’s representative shall mail or deliver the scorecards with the rest of his or her reports regarding the contest or exhibition to the office of the Commission.

     5.  Reports of each contest or exhibition will be kept on file in the office of the Commission.

     6.  Electronic scorecards may be used to score a contest or exhibition if the use of electronic scorecards is approved by the Commission before the contest or exhibition.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 41, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.612  Method of judging boxing or kickboxing contest or exhibition. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Each judge of a boxing or kickboxing contest or exhibition that is being judged shall score the contest or exhibition and determine the winner through the use of the following system:

     (a) The better boxer or kickboxer of a round receives 10 points and his or her opponent proportionately less.

     (b) If the round is even, each boxer or kickboxer receives 10 points.

     (c) No fraction of points may be given.

     (d) Points for each round must be awarded immediately after the end of the period of unarmed combat in the round.

     2.  After the end of the boxing or kickboxing contest or exhibition, the announcer shall pick up the scores of the judges from the Commission’s desk. The majority opinion is conclusive and, if there is no majority, the decision is a draw.

     3.  When the representative of the Commission has checked the scores, he or she shall inform the announcer of the decision and the announcer shall inform the audience of the decision over the speaker system. The decision of a majority of the judges is the decision except that, if there is no majority, the decision is a draw.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 42, eff. 7-3-79] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.628  Conduct of chief second and assistant seconds; final instructions to unarmed combatants by referee. (NRS 467.030)  The referee shall, before starting a contest or exhibition, ascertain from each unarmed combatant the name of his or her chief second, and shall hold the chief second responsible for the conduct of the assistant seconds during the progress of the contest or exhibition. The referee shall give final instruction by either giving final instructions to each unarmed combatant in the dressing area or calling the unarmed combatants together before each contest or exhibition for final instructions. When the referee is giving final instructions to the unarmed combatants, each unarmed combatant must be accompanied by his or her chief second.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 21, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.635  Limitations on seconds; persons allowed in ring or fenced area during rest period. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  No unarmed combatant may have more than three seconds except that in a contest for a main event or world title or in a special event the Commission may authorize four seconds.

     2.  For a boxing contest, only a cutman may be inside the ring ropes during a period of rest and each second must remain outside the ring. If a cutman is not needed inside the ring during a period of rest, one second, including, without limitation, a trainer, may be inside the ring during the period of rest.

     3.  For a mixed martial arts contest, one second and a cutman may be inside the fenced area in which the contest is occurring during a period of rest.

     4.  A second may not coach loudly or excessively from the corners during a period of unarmed combat.

     5.  Any excessive or undue spraying or throwing of water on an unarmed combatant by a second during a period of rest is prohibited.

     [Athletic Comm’n, §§ 74-76, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.642  Duties of ringside physicians. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The ringside physicians designated by the Commission shall sit at the immediate ringside at every contest or exhibition. A contest or exhibition may not proceed unless at least one ringside physician is in his or her seat at ringside. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a ringside physician shall not leave until after the decision in the final contest or exhibition. The lead ringside physician shall not leave until the locker rooms are cleared of all unarmed combatants unless expressly permitted to leave by the Executive Director.

     2.  A ringside physician shall be prepared to assist if any serious emergency arises and shall render temporary or emergency treatments for cuts and minor injuries sustained by the unarmed combatants.

     3.  If an unarmed combatant appears to have been injured during a period of unarmed combat, his or her manager or second shall not attempt to render aid before a ringside physician has had an opportunity to examine him or her.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 49, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.649  Warning before start of round. (NRS 467.030)  Ten seconds before the beginning of each round the timekeeper shall give warning to the seconds of the unarmed combatants by blowing a whistle or giving any other audible signal.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 81, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.655  Duration of round. (NRS 467.030, 467.150)

     1.  A round of unarmed combat, other than the final round, includes a period of unarmed combat and a period of rest that follows immediately after the period of unarmed combat. The final round of unarmed combat includes only a period of unarmed combat.

     2.  Except for contests or exhibitions of mixed martial arts, a period of unarmed combat must be 3 minutes in duration, unless a shorter duration is approved by the Chair of the Commission or the Commission’s representative. A period of rest following a period of unarmed combat must be 1 minute in duration, unless a different duration is approved by the Chair of the Commission or the Commission’s representative.

     3.  A round of unarmed combat, other than the first round, does not begin until the immediately preceding period of rest has ended and the bell sounds signaling commencement of the round. The first round of unarmed combat begins when the bell sounds signaling commencement of the contest or exhibition.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 12-13-82; A 12-2-97; R070-01, 8-31-2001; R090-07, 12-4-2007)

     NAC 467.662  Persons allowed in ring or fenced area during prescribed periods; waiver. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  No persons other than the unarmed combatants and the referee may be in the ring or, if the contest or exhibition is being held in a fenced area, in the fenced area, during the progress of a period of unarmed combat.

     2.  The referee may, in his or her discretion, stop a contest or exhibition if an unauthorized person enters the ring or fenced area during a round.

     3.  During the periods preceding and following a period of unarmed combat, no persons may be in the ring or, if the contest or exhibition is being held in a fenced area, in the fenced area, except that not more than 40 persons may be in the ring or fenced area as follows:

     (a) An entertainer authorized to provide entertainment at the contest or exhibition, including, without limitation, a person performing the national anthem, may be in the ring or fenced area during his or her performance, but the entertainer must leave the ring or fenced area immediately after the performance.

     (b) During the period preceding a period of unarmed combat:

          (1) A representative of the Commission, a referee, two unarmed combatants and their lead seconds, four inspectors, two representatives of each promoter, two promotional personnel, two sponsorship personnel, an announcer, a camera crew and one representative of the sanctioning organization for the contest or exhibition may be in the ring or fenced area.

          (2) Security personnel must be on the ring apron or, if the contest or exhibition is being held in a fenced area, in the equivalent area around the fenced area, and security personnel may only enter the ring or fenced area if necessary.

     (c) During the period following a period of unarmed combat:

          (1) A representative of the Commission, two ringside physicians, a referee, two unarmed combatants and their lead seconds, four inspectors, two representatives of each promoter, two promotional personnel, two sponsorship personnel, an announcer, a camera crew and one representative of the sanctioning organization for the contest or exhibition may be in the ring or fenced area.

          (2) Security personnel must be on the ring apron or, if the contest or exhibition is being held in a fenced area, in the equivalent area around the fenced area, and security personnel may only enter the ring or fenced area if necessary.

     4.  No person under the age of 18 years may be in the ring or, if the contest or exhibition is being held in a fenced area, in the fenced area at any time.

     5.  The Executive Director may waive any requirement of this section for good cause shown.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 22, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-2-97; R070-01, 8-31-2001; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.668  Fair blow in boxing. (NRS 467.030)  A fair blow in boxing is one delivered with the padded knuckle part of the glove on the front or side of the head or the front or side of the body above the belt.

     [Athletic Comm’n, part § 26 & § 27, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.675  Acts constituting fouls in boxing. (NRS 467.030)  The following acts constitute fouls in boxing:

     1.  Hitting an opponent below the navel or behind the ear.

     2.  Hitting an opponent who is knocked down or taking a knee, or is getting up after being knocked down or taking a knee.

     3.  Holding an opponent with one hand and hitting with the other.

     4.  Holding or deliberately maintaining a clinch.

     5.  Wrestling, kicking or roughing.

     6.  If the referee has signaled that the opponent has been knocked out, striking an opponent who is helpless as a result of previous blows and so supported by the ropes that he or she does not fall.

     7.  Butting with the head, shoulder, knee or elbow.

     8.  Hitting with the open glove, the butt, inside or back of the hand, or the wrist or the elbow.

     9.  Purposely going down onto the canvas of the ring without being hit or for the purpose of avoiding a blow.

     10.  Striking deliberately at that part of the body over the kidneys.

     11.  Using the pivot blow or otherwise striking an opponent while completing a turn or pivot.

     12.  Using a rabbit punch or otherwise striking an opponent on the back of the head, the base of the skull or the back of the neck.

     13.  Jabbing the opponent’s eyes with the thumb of the glove.

     14.  Using abusive language in the ring.

     15.  Engaging in any unsportsmanlike conduct which causes injury to an opponent.

     16.  Hitting on the break.

     17.  Hitting after the bell has sounded the end of the period of unarmed combat.

     18.  Hitting an opponent whose head is between and outside of the ropes.

     19.  Pushing an opponent about the ring or into the ropes.

     20.  Intentionally spitting out the mouthpiece.

     21.  Holding the ropes while hitting an opponent.

     22.  Biting or spitting at an opponent or the referee.

     23.  Failing to follow the instructions of the referee.

     24.  Stepping on an opponent.

     25.  Crouching below an opponent’s belt.

     26.  Leaving a neutral corner.

     27.  Interference by the corner.

     28.  Hair pulling.

     29.  Groin attacks of any kind.

     30.  Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent, faking an injury or intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece.

     31.  Throwing in the towel during competition.

     32.  Applying any foreign substance to the hair, body, clothing or gloves immediately before or during a contest or exhibition that could result in an unfair advantage.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 23, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.682  Duties of referee; warnings; deduction of points; disqualification; view of replay after injury. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  A referee is responsible for enforcing the rules of the contest or exhibition. He or she shall not permit unfair practices that may cause injuries to an unarmed combatant.

     2.  The referee shall warn the unarmed combatants whenever they are committing fouls.

     3.  If an unarmed combatant commits a foul, the referee may deduct points from the unarmed combatant or disqualify him or her.

     4.  After making a determination, a referee may view a replay, if available, at the conclusion of a contest or exhibition stopped immediately due to an injury to an unarmed combatant pursuant to NAC 467.718 in order to determine whether the injury in question was caused by a legal blow or a foul. If the determination is made that the injury was the result of:

     (a) A legal blow, the injured unarmed combatant shall be determined to have lost the contest via technical knockout.

     (b) A foul, it must be determined whether the foul was intentional or accidental. If deemed:

          (1) Intentional, the outcome of the contest shall be determined in accord with NAC 467.698; or

          (2) Accidental, the outcome of the contest shall be determined in accord with NAC 467.702 or 467.7966.

     [Athletic Comm’n, part § 26, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R003-09, 10-27-2009)

     NAC 467.688  Fouls: Determination and notification of deduction of points; effect of low blow and exception for mixed martial arts. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  If an unarmed combatant fouls his or her opponent during a contest or exhibition or commits any other infraction, the referee may penalize the unarmed combatant by deducting points from his or her score. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 of NAC 467.698, the referee may determine the number of points to be deducted in each instance and shall base the determination on the severity of the foul or infraction and its effect upon the opponent.

     2.  The referee shall, as soon as is practical after the foul, notify a representative of the Commission, the judges and both unarmed combatants of the number of points, if any, to be deducted from the score of the offender.

     3.  Any point or points to be deducted for any foul or infraction must be deducted in the round in which the foul or infraction occurred, and may not be deducted from the score of any subsequent round.

     4.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, an unarmed combatant may not be declared the winner of a contest or exhibition on the basis of a claim that his or her opponent committed a foul by hitting him or her below the belt. If an unarmed combatant falls to the floor of the ring or otherwise indicates that he or she is unwilling to continue because of a claim of a low blow, the contest or exhibition must be declared to be a technical knockout in favor of the unarmed combatant who is willing to continue. The provisions of this subsection do not apply to a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts.

     [Athletic Comm’n, §§ 31 & 43, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R070-01, 8-31-2001; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.695  Fouls: Disqualification; withholding of purse. (NRS 467.030)  An unarmed combatant guilty of a foul in a contest or exhibition may be disqualified by the referee and his or her purse ordered withheld by a Commissioner or the Commission’s representative. Disposition of the purse and the penalty to be imposed upon the unarmed combatant will be determined by the Commission.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 24, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 11-2-88; 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.698  Fouls: Intentional. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  If the referee determines that a contest or exhibition may not continue because of an injury caused by an intentional foul, the unarmed combatant who committed the intentional foul loses by disqualification.

     2.  If the referee determines that a contest or exhibition may continue despite an injury caused by an intentional foul, the referee shall immediately inform the Commission’s representative and the judges and shall deduct two points from the score of the unarmed combatant who committed the intentional foul.

     3.  If an injury caused by an intentional foul results in the contest or exhibition being stopped in a later round:

     (a) The injured unarmed combatant wins by technical decision, if he or she is ahead on the scorecards; or

     (b) The contest or exhibition must be declared a technical draw, if the injured unarmed combatant is behind or even on the scorecards.

     4.  If an unarmed combatant injures himself or herself while attempting to foul his or her opponent, the referee shall not take any action in his or her favor and the injury must be treated the same as an injury produced by a fair blow.

     5.  If an unarmed combatant sustains a head cut from a headbutt or an intentional foul, the referee has the discretion to suspend the round to allow the injury to be addressed by the ringside physician and resume the round after the injury has been addressed.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R070-01, eff. 8-31-2001; A by R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.702  Fouls: Accidental. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  If a contest or exhibition is stopped because of an accidental foul, the referee shall determine whether the unarmed combatant who has been fouled can continue or not. If the unarmed combatant’s chance of winning has not been seriously jeopardized as a result of a foul and if the foul did not involve a concussive impact to the head of the unarmed combatant who was fouled, the referee may order the contest or exhibition continued after a reasonable interval. Before the contest or exhibition begins again, the referee shall inform the Commission’s representative of his or her determination that the foul was accidental.

     2.  If the referee determines that the contest or exhibition may not continue because of an injury suffered as the result of an accidental foul, the contest or exhibition must be declared a no decision if the foul occurs during:

     (a) The first three rounds of a contest or exhibition that is scheduled for six rounds or less; or

     (b) The first four rounds of a contest or exhibition that is scheduled for more than six rounds.

     3.  If an accidental foul renders an unarmed combatant unable to continue the contest or exhibition after:

     (a) The completed third round of a contest or exhibition that is scheduled for six rounds or less; or

     (b) The completed fourth round of a contest or exhibition that is scheduled for more than six rounds,

Ê the outcome must be determined by scoring the completed rounds and the round during which the referee stops the contest or exhibition.

     4.  If an injury inflicted by an accidental foul later becomes aggravated by fair blows and the referee orders the contest or exhibition stopped because of the injury, the outcome must be determined by scoring the completed rounds and the round during which the referee stops the contest or exhibition.

     5.  The provisions of this section do not apply to a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 25, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R070-01, 8-31-2001; R076-03, 12-3-2003; R058-05, 12-29-2005)

     NAC 467.713  Determination to stop contest or exhibition: Injury to unarmed combatant. (NRS 467.030)  The referee shall determine whether a contest or exhibition should be stopped because of an injury to an unarmed combatant. In making such a determination, the referee may consult with a ringside physician.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 77, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.718  Determination to stop contest or exhibition: One-sided contest or exhibition; risk of serious injury. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The referee may stop a contest or exhibition at any stage if the referee determines that the contest or exhibition is too one-sided or if either unarmed combatant is in such a condition that to continue might subject the unarmed combatant to serious injury.

     2.  The referee shall stop a contest or exhibition of unarmed combat at any stage if the referee determines that both unarmed combatants are in such a condition that to continue might subject the unarmed combatants to serious injury. If a contest or exhibition is stopped pursuant to this subsection, the decision shall be deemed to be a technical draw.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 29, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 8-26-83; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R090-07, 12-4-2007)

     NAC 467.723  Determination to stop contest or exhibition: Unarmed combatant not honestly competing. (NRS 467.030)  If the referee decides that an unarmed combatant is not honestly competing, the referee may stop the contest or exhibition before its scheduled completion, disqualify the unarmed combatant and recommend the purse of that unarmed combatant be held pending investigation by the Commission.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 30, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.728  Leaving ring during period of rest prohibited; effect of failure to resume competition. (NRS 467.030)  An unarmed combatant shall not leave the ring or, if the contest or exhibition is being held in a fenced area, the fenced area, during any period of rest that follows a period of unarmed combat. If an unarmed combatant fails or refuses to resume competing when the bell sounds signaling the commencement of the next round, the referee shall award a decision of technical knockout to his or her opponent as of the round which has last been finished, unless the circumstances indicate to the referee the need for investigation or punitive action, in which event the referee shall not give a decision and shall recommend that the purse or purses of either or both unarmed combatants be withheld.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 33, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R070-01, 8-31-2001)

     NAC 467.735  Gloves to be wiped by referee after fall of unarmed combatant. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, before an unarmed combatant may resume competing after having been knocked or having fallen or slipped to the floor of the ring, the referee shall wipe the gloves of the unarmed combatant with a damp towel or the referee’s shirt.

     2.  The provisions of this section do not apply to a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 34, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-2-97; R070-01, 8-31-2001)

     NAC 467.740  Procedure for counting; knockdown; knockout; technical draw. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  When an unarmed combatant is knocked down, the referee shall order the opponent to retire to the farthest neutral corner of the ring, by pointing to the corner, and shall immediately begin the count over the unarmed combatant who is down. The referee shall audibly announce the passing of the seconds, accompanying the count with motions of his or her arm, with the downward motion indicating the end of each second.

     2.  The timekeeper, by effective signaling, shall give the referee the correct 1-second interval for the count. The referee’s count is the official count. Once the referee picks up the count from the timekeeper, the timekeeper shall cease counting. No unarmed combatant who is knocked down may be allowed to resume competing until the referee has finished counting to eight. The unarmed combatant may take the count either on the floor or standing.

     3.  If the opponent fails to stay in the farthest corner, the referee shall cease counting until the opponent has returned to his or her corner and shall then go on with the count from the point at which it was interrupted. If the unarmed combatant who is down arises before the count of 10, the referee may step between the unarmed combatants long enough to assure himself or herself that the unarmed combatant who has just arisen is in condition to continue. If so assured, the referee shall, without loss of time, order both unarmed combatants to go on with the contest or exhibition. During the intervention by the referee, the striking of a blow by either unarmed combatant may be ruled a foul.

     4.  When an unarmed combatant is knocked out, the referee shall perform a full 10-second count unless, in the judgment of the referee, the safety of the unarmed combatant would be jeopardized by such a count. If the unarmed combatant who is knocked down is still down when the referee calls the count of 10, the referee shall wave both arms to indicate that he or she has been knocked out.

     5.  If both unarmed combatants go down at the same time, the count must be continued as long as one is still down. If both unarmed combatants remain down until the count of 10, the contest or exhibition must be stopped and the decision is a technical draw.

     6.  If an unarmed combatant is down and the referee is in the course of counting at the end of a period of unarmed combat, the bell indicating the end of the period of unarmed combat must not be sounded, but the bell must be sounded as soon as the downed unarmed combatant regains his or her feet.

     7.  When an unarmed combatant has been knocked down before the normal termination of a period of unarmed combat and the period of unarmed combat terminates before he or she has arisen from the floor of the ring, the referee’s count must be continued. If the unarmed combatant who is down fails to arise before the count of 10, he or she is considered to have lost the contest or exhibition by a knockout in the round containing the period of unarmed combat that was just concluded.

     8.  If a legal blow struck in the final seconds of a period of unarmed combat causes an unarmed combatant to go down after the bell has sounded, that knockdown must be regarded as having occurred during the period of unarmed combat just ended and the appropriate count must continue.

     9.  The provisions of this section do not apply to a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 35, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R083-00, 9-22-2000; R070-01, 8-31-2001)

     NAC 467.745  Resumption of count in certain circumstances. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  If a knockdown occurs before the normal termination of a period of unarmed combat and the unarmed combatant who is down stands up before the count of 10 is reached and then falls down immediately without being struck, the referee shall resume the count where it was left off.

     2.  The provisions of this section do not apply to a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 36, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R070-01, 8-31-2001)

     NAC 467.748  Adjudication of technical knockout. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  If a contest or exhibition is terminated because an unarmed combatant is:

     (a) Unable to continue;

     (b) Not honestly competing;

     (c) Injured; or

     (d) Disqualified,

Ê it may be adjudged a technical knockout to the credit of the winner.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, a contest or exhibition which is won by other than a full count of 10 or the scoring of the judges must be adjudged a technical knockout to the credit of the winner.

     3.  The provisions of this section do not apply to a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 11-2-88; A 12-2-97; R070-01, 8-31-2001)

     NAC 467.757  Procedure when unarmed combatant has fallen through or been knocked through ropes. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  An unarmed combatant who has been knocked or has fallen through the ropes and over the edge of the ring platform during a contest or exhibition:

     (a) May be helped back by anyone except his or her seconds or manager; and

     (b) Will be given 20 seconds to return to the ring.

     2.  An unarmed combatant who has been knocked or has fallen on the ring platform outside the ropes, but not over the edge of the ring platform:

     (a) May not be helped back by anyone, including, without limitation, his or her seconds or manager; and

     (b) Will be given 10 seconds to regain his or her feet and get back into the ring.

     3.  If the seconds or manager of the unarmed combatant who has been knocked or has fallen pursuant to subsections 1 and 2 helps the unarmed combatant back into the ring, such help may be cause for disqualification.

     4.  When one unarmed combatant has fallen through the ropes, the other unarmed combatant shall retire to the farthest corner and stay there until ordered to continue the contest or exhibition by the referee.

     5.  An unarmed combatant who deliberately wrestles or throws an opponent from the ring, or who hits the opponent when he or she is partly out of the ring and is prevented by the ropes from assuming a position of defense, may be penalized.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 37, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-2-97; R083-00, 9-22-2000)

     NAC 467.760  Determination of whether unarmed combatant is down; effect of hanging onto or being held up by ropes. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  An unarmed combatant shall be deemed to be down when:

     (a) Any part of the unarmed combatant’s body other than his or her feet is on the floor;

     (b) The unarmed combatant is hanging over the ropes without the ability to protect himself or herself and cannot fall to the floor; or

     (c) The unarmed combatant would have fallen to the floor but was held up by the ropes.

     2.  A referee may count an unarmed combatant out if the unarmed combatant is on the floor or is being held up by the ropes.

     3.  The provisions of this section do not apply to a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 38, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R070-01, 8-31-2001; R003-09, 10-27-2009)

     NAC 467.765  Announcement of winner. (NRS 467.030)  At the termination of each contest or exhibition that was judged, the announcer shall announce the winner and the referee shall raise the hand of the winner.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 39, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-2-97)

     NAC 467.770  Change of decision after contest or exhibition: Factors considered by Commission. (NRS 467.030)  Except as otherwise provided in NAC 467.579, the Commission will not change a decision rendered at the end of any contest or exhibition unless:

     1.  The Commission determines that there was collusion affecting the result of the contest or exhibition;

     2.  The compilation of the scorecards of the judges discloses an error which shows that the decision was given to the wrong unarmed combatant; or

     3.  As the result of an error in interpreting a provision of this chapter, the referee has rendered an incorrect decision.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 40, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R090-07, 12-4-2007; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.778  Physician’s report to Commission after contest or exhibition; contents. (NRS 467.030)  The physician designated by the Commission shall file a report after a contest or exhibition. The report must list each case in which an unarmed combatant:

     1.  Was injured during the contest or exhibition; or

     2.  Applied for medical aid after the contest or exhibition.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 50, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97)

AMATEUR CONTESTS AND EXHIBITIONS

     NAC 467.785  Recognition by Commission; registration and physical examination of amateur boxers; preparation of official list of competent judges; filing notice of contest or exhibition approval of sanctioning organization; approval required for minor to participate in mixed martial arts. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The Commission will recognize an amateur boxing contest or exhibition only if it is registered and sanctioned by United States Amateur Boxing, Inc., as an amateur boxing contest or exhibition.

     2.  An amateur boxer may not take part in an amateur boxing contest or exhibition unless he or she is registered with United States Amateur Boxing, Inc., or some other amateur organization recognized by the Commission.

     3.  An amateur boxer may be required to take an annual physical examination. Such a physical examination must include an evaluation of the amateur boxer’s physical and mental fitness to engage in a boxing contest or exhibition. In addition, the amateur boxer must be examined before each contest or exhibition by a physician who is certified by United States Amateur Boxing, Inc.

     4.  The United States Amateur Boxing Federation of Nevada shall maintain a permanent record of all cards showing registrations of amateur boxers by United States Amateur Boxing, Inc.

     5.  The boxing committee of each association of the United States Amateur Boxing Federation of Nevada shall, in conjunction with and subject to the approval of the Commission’s representative, prepare an official list of competent boxing officials to serve as judges at amateur boxing contests or exhibitions.

     6.  A notice of a program of amateur boxing contests or exhibitions must be filed in the office of the Commission at least 5 days before the date of the program. Approval of a date for a program of amateur boxing contests or exhibitions may be given by the Executive Director.

     7.  The Commission will recognize an amateur contest or exhibition of unarmed combat that is not amateur boxing only if the amateur contest or exhibition is promoted by the holder of a promoter’s license, and the contest or exhibition is registered and sanctioned as an amateur contest or exhibition by an organization recognized by the Commission for that purpose.

     8.  The Commission may approve one sanctioning organization each for amateur mixed martial arts, amateur kickboxing and amateur Muay Thai. A sanctioning organization approved by the Commission pursuant to this subsection shall report to the Commission the results of all contests or exhibitions sanctioned by the sanctioning organization.

     9.  A person under the age of 18 years may not participate in amateur mixed martial arts without the approval of the Commission.

     [Athletic Comm’n, §§ 157, 159-167, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R090-07, 12-4-2007; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

MARTIAL ARTS CONTESTS AND EXHIBITIONS

     NAC 467.792  Martial arts involving full contact: Applicability of statutes and regulations; use of official rules; filing of official rules by sponsoring organization or promoter; approval of Commission required. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  All full-contact martial arts are forms of unarmed combat.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided by specific statute or regulation, the provisions of this chapter and chapter 467 of NRS apply to contests or exhibitions of such martial arts.

     3.  A contest or exhibition of a martial art must be conducted pursuant to the official rules for the particular art. The sponsoring organization or promoter must file a copy of the official rules with the Commission before it will approve the holding of the contest or exhibition.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 12-13-82; A 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS CONTESTS AND EXHIBITIONS

     NAC 467.795  Conduct of contests and exhibitions; applicability of provisions. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  All contests and exhibitions of mixed martial arts must be conducted under the supervision and authority of the Commission.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided by specific statute or regulation, the provisions of this chapter and chapter 467 of NRS apply to a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R070-01, eff. 8-31-2001)

     NAC 467.7952  Requirements for ring or fenced area; use of video screens. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Mixed martial arts contests and exhibitions may be held in a ring or in a fenced area.

     2.  A ring used for a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts must meet the following requirements:

     (a) The ring must be no smaller than 20 feet square and no larger than 32 feet square within the ropes.

     (b) The ring floor must extend at least 18 inches beyond the ropes. The ring floor must be padded with ensolite or another similar closed-cell foam, with at least a 1-inch layer of foam padding. Padding must extend beyond the ring ropes and over the edge of the platform, with a top covering of canvas, duck or similar material tightly stretched and laced to the ring platform. Material that tends to gather in lumps or ridges must not be used.

     (c) The ring platform must not be more than 4 feet above the floor of the building and must have suitable steps for the use of the unarmed combatants.

     (d) Ring posts must be made of metal, not more than 3 inches in diameter, extending from the floor of the building to a minimum height of 58 inches above the ring floor, and must be properly padded in a manner approved by the Commission. Ring posts must be at least 18 inches away from the ring ropes.

     (e) There must be five ring ropes, not less than 1 inch in diameter and wrapped in soft material. The lowest ring rope must be 12 inches above the ring floor.

     (f) There must not be any obstruction or object, including, without limitation, a triangular border, on any part of the ring floor.

     3.  A fenced area used in a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts must meet the following requirements:

     (a) The fenced area must be circular or have at least six equal sides and must be no smaller than 20 feet wide and no larger than 32 feet wide.

     (b) The floor of the fenced area must be padded with ensolite or another similar closed-cell foam, with at least a 1-inch layer of foam padding, with a top covering of canvas, duck or similar material tightly stretched and laced to the platform of the fenced area. Material that tends to gather in lumps or ridges must not be used.

     (c) The platform of the fenced area must not be more than 4 feet above the floor of the building and must have suitable steps for the use of the unarmed combatants.

     (d) Fence posts must be made of metal, not more than 6 inches in diameter, extending from the floor of the building to between 5 and 7 feet above the floor of the fenced area, and must be properly padded in a manner approved by the Commission.

     (e) The fencing used to enclose the fenced area must be made of a material that will prevent an unarmed combatant from falling out of the fenced area or breaking through the fenced area onto the floor of the building or onto the spectators, including, without limitation, chain link fence coated with vinyl.

     (f) Any metal portion of the fenced area must be covered and padded in a manner approved by the Commission and must not be abrasive to the unarmed combatants.

     (g) The fenced area must have two entrances.

     (h) There must not be any obstruction on any part of the fence surrounding the area in which the unarmed combatants are to be competing.

     4.  The promoter of a program of unarmed combat that consists of contests or exhibitions of mixed martial arts shall hang at least two video screens which meet the approval of the Commission or its Executive Director and which allow patrons to view the action inside the ring or fenced area.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R070-01, eff. 8-31-2001; A by R090-07, 12-4-2007)

     NAC 467.7954  Duration. (NRS 467.030)  Except with the approval of the Commission or its Executive Director:

     1.  A nonchampionship contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts must not exceed three rounds in duration.

     2.  A championship contest of mixed martial arts or any other mixed martial arts contest or exhibition which the Commission considers to be a special event must not exceed five rounds in duration.

     3.  A period of unarmed combat in a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts must not exceed 5 minutes in duration. A period of rest following a period of unarmed combat in a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts must be 1 minute in duration.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R070-01, eff. 8-31-2001; A by R003-09, 10-27-2009)

     NAC 467.7956  Weight classes of unarmed combatants; consequences for exceeding maximum weight; weight loss after weigh-in. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Except with the approval of the Commission or its Executive Director, the classes for unarmed combatants competing in contests or exhibitions of mixed martial arts and the weights for each class are shown in the following schedule:

 

Atomweight........................................................................................................ up to 105 lbs.

Strawweight........................................................................................ over 105 up to 115 lbs.

Flyweight............................................................................................. over 115 up to 125 lbs.

Bantamweight.......................................................................................... over 125 to 135 lbs.

Featherweight........................................................................................... over 135 to 145 lbs.

Lightweight.............................................................................................. over 145 to 155 lbs.

Welterweight............................................................................................ over 155 to 170 lbs.

Middleweight........................................................................................... over 170 to 185 lbs.

Light Heavyweight................................................................................... over 185 to 205 lbs.

Heavyweight............................................................................................ over 205 to 265 lbs.

Super Heavyweight......................................................................................... all over 265 lbs.

 

     2.  Except for championship contests or other contests of mixed martial arts that the Commission considers to be special events, or unless a weight is specified by contract for an unarmed combatant, the Commission or its Executive Director will not approve an unarmed combatant to compete in a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts in a weight class if the unarmed combatant weighs more than 1 pound over the maximum weight set forth in subsection 1 for that weight class.

     3.  After the weigh-in of an unarmed combatant competing in a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts, weight loss in excess of 2 pounds is not permitted.

     4.  The weight loss described in subsection 3 must not occur later than 1 hour after the initial weigh-in.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R070-01, eff. 8-31-2001; A by R090-07, 12-4-2007; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.7958  Prohibition on shoes or padding on feet for unarmed combatants. (NRS 467.030)  An unarmed combatant competing in a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts may not wear shoes or any padding on his or her feet during the contest.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R070-01, eff. 8-31-2001; A by R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.796  Method of judging. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Each judge of a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts that is being judged shall score the contest or exhibition and determine the winner through the use of the following system:

     (a) The better unarmed combatant of a round receives 10 points and his or her opponent proportionately less.

     (b) If the round is even, each unarmed combatant receives 10 points.

     (c) No fraction of points may be given.

     (d) Points for each round must be awarded immediately after the end of the period of unarmed combat in the round.

     2.  After the end of the contest or exhibition, the announcer shall pick up the scores of the judges from the Commission’s desk.

     3.  The majority opinion is conclusive and, if there is no majority, the decision is a draw.

     4.  When the Commission’s representative has checked the scores, he or she shall inform the announcer of the decision. The announcer shall inform the audience of the decision over the speaker system.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R070-01, eff. 8-31-2001)

     NAC 467.7962  Acts constituting fouls. (NRS 467.030)  The following acts constitute fouls in a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts:

     1.  Butting with the head.

     2.  Eye gouging of any kind.

     3.  Biting.

     4.  Hair pulling.

     5.  Fishhooking.

     6.  Groin attacks of any kind.

     7.  Placing a finger into any orifice or into any cut or laceration on an opponent.

     8.  Small joint manipulation.

     9.  Striking to the spine or the back of the head.

     10.  Striking downward using the point of the elbow.

     11.  Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea.

     12.  Clawing, pinching or twisting the flesh.

     13.  Grabbing the clavicle.

     14.  Kicking the head of a grounded opponent.

     15.  Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent.

     16.  Stomping a grounded opponent.

     17.  Kicking to the kidney with the heel.

     18.  Spiking an opponent to the canvas on the opponent’s head or neck.

     19.  Throwing an opponent out of the ring or fenced area.

     20.  Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent.

     21.  Spitting at an opponent or the referee.

     22.  Engaging in any unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to an opponent.

     23.  Holding or grabbing the ropes or the fence.

     24.  Using abusive language in the ring or fenced area.

     25.  Attacking an opponent on or during the break.

     26.  Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee.

     27.  Attacking an opponent after the bell has sounded the end of the period of unarmed combat.

     28.  Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee.

     29.  Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent, intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury.

     30.  Interference by the corner.

     31.  Throwing in the towel during competition.

     32.  Applying any foreign substance to the hair, body, clothing or gloves immediately prior to or during a contest or exhibition that could result in an unfair advantage.

     33.  If the referee has signaled that the opponent has been knocked out, striking an opponent who is helpless as a result of previous blows and so supported by the ring or fenced area that he or she does not fall.

     34.  Striking deliberately at that part of the body over the kidneys.

     35.  Intentionally spitting out the mouthpiece.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R070-01, eff. 8-31-2001; A by R003-09, 10-27-2009; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.7964  Fouls: Determination and notification of deduction of points. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  If an unarmed combatant fouls his or her opponent during a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts, the referee may penalize him or her by deducting points from his or her score. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 of NAC 467.698, the referee may determine the number of points to be deducted in each instance and shall base the determination on the severity of the foul and its effect upon the opponent.

     2.  The referee shall, as soon as is practical after the foul, notify a representative of the Commission, the judges and both unarmed combatants of the number of points, if any, to be deducted from the score of the offender.

     3.  Any point or points to be deducted for any foul must be deducted in the round in which the foul occurred and may not be deducted from the score of any subsequent round.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R070-01, eff. 8-31-2001; A by R076-03, 12-3-2003; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.7966  Fouls: Accidental. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  If a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts is stopped because of an accidental foul, the referee shall determine whether the unarmed combatant who has been fouled can continue or not. If the unarmed combatant’s chance of winning has not been seriously jeopardized as a result of the foul and if the foul did not involve a concussive impact to the head of the unarmed combatant who has been fouled, the referee may order the contest or exhibition continued after a recuperative interval of not more than 5 minutes. Immediately after separating the unarmed combatants, the referee shall inform the Commission’s representative of his or her determination that the foul was accidental.

     2.  If the referee determines that a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts may not continue because of an injury suffered as the result of an accidental foul, the contest or exhibition must be declared a no decision if the foul occurs during:

     (a) The first two rounds of a contest or exhibition that is scheduled for three rounds or less; or

     (b) The first three rounds of a contest or exhibition that is scheduled for more than three rounds.

     3.  If an accidental foul renders an unarmed combatant unable to continue the contest or exhibition after:

     (a) The completed second round of a contest or exhibition that is scheduled for three rounds or less; or

     (b) The completed third round of a contest or exhibition that is scheduled for more than three rounds,

Ê the outcome must be determined by scoring the completed rounds and the round during which the referee stops the contest or exhibition.

     4.  If an injury inflicted by an accidental foul later becomes aggravated by fair blows and the referee orders the contest or exhibition stopped because of the injury, the outcome must be determined by scoring the completed rounds and the round during which the referee stops the contest or exhibition.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R070-01, eff. 8-31-2001; A by R076-03, 12-3-2003; R090-07, 12-4-2007)

     NAC 467.7968  Authorized results of contests. (NRS 467.030)  A contest of mixed martial arts may end under the following results:

     1.  Submission by:

     (a) Physical tap out.

     (b) Verbal tap out.

     2.  Technical knockout by the referee stopping the contest.

     3.  Knockout.

     4.  Decision via the scorecards, including:

     (a) Unanimous decision.

     (b) Split decision.

     (c) Majority decision.

     (d) Draw, including:

          (1) Unanimous draw.

          (2) Majority draw.

          (3) Split draw.

     5.  Technical decision.

     6.  Technical draw.

     7.  Disqualification.

     8.  Forfeit.

     9.  No contest.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R070-01, eff. 8-31-2001; A by R090-07, 12-4-2007; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

DECLARATORY ORDERS AND ADVISORY OPINIONS

     NAC 467.845  Filing of petition; hearing; issuance. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  A petition for a declaratory order or advisory opinion regarding the applicability of any statute in chapter 467 of NRS or any regulation in this chapter may be filed only by a holder of or applicant for a license.

     2.  The original written petition and seven copies of the petition must be filed with the Commission.

     3.  The Commission will hear the petition within 60 days after receipt of the petition.

     4.  Within 60 days after hearing the petition or, if good cause exists for an extended period of consideration, within 120 days after hearing the petition, the Commission will issue its declaratory order or advisory opinion.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R070-01, eff. 8-31-2001; A by R003-09, 10-27-2009)

PROHIBITED ACTS; DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

     NAC 467.855  Preparations to stop hemorrhaging. (NRS 467.030)  The Commission will periodically review the preparations available to stop hemorrhaging. Only the preparations which are approved by the Commission may be used to stop hemorrhaging in the ring.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 55, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 11-2-88)

     NAC 467.875  Solicitation to conduct fraudulent contest or exhibition: Duty to report immediately; ground for disciplinary action for failure to report. (NRS 467.030)  When any person who is licensed, approved, registered or sanctioned by the Commission or otherwise associated with unarmed combat in this State is approached with a request or suggestion that a contest or exhibition not be conducted honestly, that person must immediately report the matter to the Commission. Failure to do so is a ground for disciplinary action.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 146, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 11-2-88; 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.885  Grounds for disciplinary action. (NRS 467.030)  The Commission may suspend or revoke the license, approval, registration or sanctioning of, impose a ban on participation in unarmed combat in this State for a certain period against, otherwise discipline, or take any combination of such actions against, a person licensed, approved, registered or sanctioned by the Commission or otherwise associated with unarmed combat in this State who has, in the judgment of the Commission:

     1.  Violated the laws of Nevada or the United States, except for minor traffic violations. The Commission may determine that a person licensed, approved, registered or sanctioned by the Commission or otherwise associated with unarmed combat in this State has violated the laws of Nevada or the United States, whether or not the person has been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty, guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to such a violation.

     2.  Violated any provision of this chapter.

     3.  Provided false or misleading information to the Commission or a representative of the Commission.

     4.  Failed or refused to comply with a valid request of a representative of the Commission.

     5.  Engaged in conduct at any time or place which is deemed by the Commission to reflect discredit to unarmed combat.

     6.  Knowingly dealt or consorted with any person who:

     (a) Has been convicted of a felony;

     (b) Engages or has engaged in illegal bookmaking;

     (c) Engages or has engaged in any illegal gambling activity;

     (d) Is or has been a reputed underworld character;

     (e) Is or has been under suspension from any other Commission; or

     (f) Is engaged or has engaged in any activity or practice that is detrimental to the best interests of this State, the Commission or unarmed combat.

     7.  Had knowledge, or in the judgment of the Commission, should have had knowledge that an unarmed combatant suffered a serious injury during training for a contest or exhibition and failed or refused to inform the Commission about that serious injury.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 152, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-2-97; R083-00, 9-22-2000; R090-07, 12-4-2007; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.887  Suspension of license, approval, registration or sanctioning on ground of crime involving moral turpitude. (NRS 467.030)  A license, approval, registration or sanctioning issued by the Commission may be suspended if the holder is convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude.

     [Athletic Comm’n, part § 151, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; R062-16, 9-9-2016) — (Substituted in revision for part NAC 467.680)

     NAC 467.888  Suspension by another jurisdiction may be honored by Commission. (NRS 467.030)  The Commission may honor the suspension of a person licensed, approved, registered or sanctioned by an agency that regulates unarmed combat in another jurisdiction or any other entity recognized by the Commission, if the suspension is ordered for:

     1.  Medical safety;

     2.  A violation of a law or regulation governing unarmed combat which also exists in this State; or

     3.  Any other conduct which tends to reflect negatively on the reputation of this State, the Commission or unarmed combat, as determined by the Commission.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 11-2-88; A 12-2-97; R083-00, 9-22-2000; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.889  Suspension or revocation of license for failure to pay fine or monetary penalty or comply with payment plan; placement on list of suspensions. (NRS 467.030)  The Commission may:

     1.  Suspend or revoke the license of a person licensed by the Commission who has not paid a fine or other monetary penalty imposed by the Commission in full by the date prescribed by the Commission or who has failed to comply with the terms of a payment plan approved by the Commission.

     2.  Place on the list of suspensions maintained by the Association of Boxing Commissions or any other list of suspensions circulated by the Commission to other jurisdictions a person who is associated with unarmed combat in this State and who has not paid a fine or other monetary penalty in full by the date prescribed by the Commission or who has failed to comply with the terms of a payment plan approved by the Commission.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.890  Prohibition on dealing with person whose license, approval, registration or sanctioning is suspended or revoked. (NRS 467.030)  A person who is licensed, approved, registered or sanctioned by the Commission shall not have any dealings related to unarmed combat with any person whose license, approval, registration or sanctioning has been suspended or revoked by the Commission.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 151, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.895  Promoters and matchmakers required to take notice of suspensions listed on registries; effect of suspension or revocation of license, approval, registration or sanctioning. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Every promoter and matchmaker shall take notice of the suspensions listed on registries recognized by the Commission and shall not permit any person under suspension to take any part as a participant or in arranging or conducting contests or exhibitions during the period of suspension.

     2.  A person whose license, approval, registration or sanctioning has been suspended or revoked by the Commission is prohibited from participating in or matchmaking or holding contests or exhibitions during the period of suspension or after the revocation.

     3.  A person whose license, approval, registration or sanctioning has been suspended or revoked is barred from:

     (a) The dressing rooms at the premises where any program of unarmed combat is being held;

     (b) Occupying any seat within six rows of the ring platform or, if the program is being held in a fenced area, within six rows of the platform of the fenced area;

     (c) Approaching within six rows of seats from the ring platform or, if the program is being held in a fenced area, within six rows of seats of the platform of the fenced area; and

     (d) Communicating in the arena or near the dressing rooms with any of the principals in the contests or exhibitions, their managers, their seconds or the referee, whether directly or by a messenger, during any program of unarmed combat.

Ê A person who violates a provision of this subsection may be ejected from the arena or building where the program is being held, and the price paid for his or her ticket refunded to him or her upon presentation of the ticket stub at the box office. Thereafter, the person is barred entirely from all premises used for contests or exhibitions while the programs are being held.

     4.  If a license, approval, registration or sanctioning issued by the Commission has been suspended because the holder employed dishonest methods to affect the outcome of any contest or exhibition or because of any conduct reflecting discredit upon this State, the Commission or unarmed combat, the Commission will not consider reinstatement of the license, approval, registration or sanctioning for at least 12 months.

     5.  A manager who is under temporary suspension is considered to have forfeited all rights in this State under the terms of any contract with an unarmed combatant licensed by the Commission. Any attempt by a suspended manager to exercise those contract rights will result in a permanent suspension of his or her license. The license of any unarmed combatant, matchmaker or promoter who continues to engage in any contractual relations with a manager whose license has been suspended by the Commission may be indefinitely suspended.

     6.  An unarmed combatant whose manager has been suspended may continue competing independently during the term of that suspension, signing his or her own contracts for contests or exhibitions. Payment of the earnings of an unarmed combatant may not be made by any promoter to a manager who is under suspension, or to his or her agent, but the purse must be paid in full to the unarmed combatant.

     7.  Revocation of a manager’s license automatically cancels all his or her contract rights in this State under any contracts with unarmed combatants made under the authority of the Commission. If such a revocation occurs, an unarmed combatant may operate independently and enter into contracts for his or her own contests or exhibitions, or may enter into contracts with other managers licensed by the Commission.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 151, eff. 4-25-78] — (NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R070-01, 8-31-2001; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.900  Monetary penalties for certain violations; review by Commission. (NRS 467.030, 467.158)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a Commissioner or the Commission’s representative may charge any person associated with unarmed combat in this State a penalty not to exceed $250,000 from a schedule of penalties approved by the Commission for:

     (a) Any violation of the provisions of NAC 467.093, 467.592, 467.598 or 467.635; or

     (b) Being excessively or repeatedly late for a weigh-in or for a contest or exhibition.

     2.  Any disciplinary action taken pursuant to subsection 1 will be reviewed at a later date by the Commission.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 11-2-88; A 12-2-97; R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.905  Disciplinary action for dishonored check. (NRS 467.030)  The Commission may fine any person associated with unarmed combat or deny, suspend or revoke a license, approval, registration or sanctioning if the licensee, registrant, sanctioned organization or person associated with unarmed combat delivers a check to the Commission that is not honored by the financial institution upon which it is drawn.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R076-03, eff. 12-3-2003; A by R062-16, 9-9-2016)

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

     NAC 467.915  Conformance to recognized standards of ethical and courteous conduct in proceedings before Commission; exclusion from proceeding for nonconformance; petition to rescind exclusion. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Any person appearing in a proceeding before the Commission shall conform to recognized standards of ethical and courteous conduct required before the courts of this State. Every party to a hearing, each representative of a party and all spectators shall conduct themselves in a respectful manner.

     2.  Contumacious, unethical or discourteous conduct by any person at a proceeding before the Commission is a ground for the exclusion of the person from the proceeding and for the summary exclusion of the person from further participating in the proceedings. The Commission will bar any person excluded pursuant to this subsection from attending any further proceedings of the Commission unless the Commission grants a petition by that person pursuant to subsection 3.

     3.  A person excluded from proceedings by the Commission pursuant to subsection 2 may petition the Commission to rescind the exclusion. The Commission will grant the petition if it finds sufficient evidence that the conduct that led to the exclusion of the party will not reoccur.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R062-16, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.920  Service of documents. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  For purposes of this chapter, when service of a document is delivered by mail, service shall be deemed to be complete on the date that a true copy of the document, properly addressed and with postage paid, is deposited in the United States mail.

     2.  If service of a document is delivered personally, service shall be deemed complete on the date of personal service.

     3.  Whenever a party has the right or is required to do some act or take some proceedings within a time prescribed by this chapter after the service of a notice or other paper upon him or her, and the notice or paper is served by mail, 3 days must be added to the times prescribed by this chapter.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000)

     NAC 467.922  Complaint: Filing; service of copy on respondent. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The Executive Director or a Commissioner may institute disciplinary proceedings described in NRS 467.110 to 467.117, inclusive, or 467.157 or 467.158 against a person who is licensed, approved, registered or sanctioned pursuant to this chapter or chapter 467 of NRS, or any other person associated with unarmed combat in this State by filing a complaint with the Commission. If a Commissioner institutes disciplinary proceedings pursuant to this subsection, the Commissioner shall not take any part in the adjudication of the matter.

     2.  Upon receipt of a complaint, the Commission will serve a copy of the complaint upon the respondent personally or by registered or certified mail at his or her address on file with the Commission.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000; A by R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.924  Answer; appearance by respondent; waiver; consequences for failure to file answer or appear. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The respondent shall file a written answer with the Commission not later than 20 days after the date the complaint is served on the respondent. In the answer, the respondent shall:

     (a) State in short and plain terms the respondent’s defenses to each claim asserted;

     (b) Admit or deny the facts alleged in the complaint;

     (c) State which allegations the respondent is without knowledge or information to form a belief as to their truth; and

     (d) Set forth any avoidance or affirmative defense that the respondent desires to assert.

     2.  If a respondent answers allegations by stating that the respondent is without knowledge or information to form a belief as to their truth, such allegations shall be deemed to be denied.

     3.  Unless the Chair of the Commission has waived the requirement of personal attendance, a respondent shall personally attend a hearing on the merits.

     4.  If a respondent fails to file a written answer to the complaint or to appear personally at a hearing on the merits without having obtained a waiver of appearance pursuant to subsection 3, such failure shall be deemed to be:

     (a) An admission of all matters and facts contained in the complaint with respect to such respondent; and

     (b) A waiver of the right to an evidentiary hearing.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000; A by R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.926  Action by Commission upon admission by respondent or other evidence. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  If there has been an admission by the respondent pursuant to NAC 467.924, without further notice to the respondent, the Commission may take action based upon such admission or other evidence, including, without limitation, affidavits.

     2.  Upon taking action based on an admission pursuant to subsection 1, the Commission will include in the record a statement that specifies which evidence was used as the basis for the action.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000)

     NAC 467.928  Restrictions on communications between members of Commission and party or representative. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Unless required for the disposition of ex parte matters authorized by law:

     (a) A party or his or her representative shall not communicate with a member of the Commission, directly or indirectly, in connection with an issue of fact or law related to a proceeding under this chapter, unless the party or representative provides all parties with prior written notice of the communications and an opportunity to participate; and

     (b) A member of the Commission shall not communicate with a party or his or her representative, directly or indirectly, in connection with an issue of fact or law related to a proceeding under this chapter, unless the member of the Commission provides all parties with prior written notice of the communications and an opportunity to participate.

     2.  This section does not preclude:

     (a) A member of the Commission from consulting with Commission counsel or supervisory counsel concerning a matter before the Commission; or

     (b) A party or his or her representative from conferring with the Chair or Commission counsel concerning procedural matters that do not involve issues of fact or law related to the proceeding.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000)

     NAC 467.930  Representation by attorney. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  A party may represent himself or herself or be represented by an attorney.

     2.  If a party is represented by an attorney:

     (a) The Commission will serve all future notices, findings of fact, opinions and orders of the Commission, and other papers filed by a party upon the attorney; and

     (b) The attorney shall sign all motions, oppositions, notices, requests and other papers on behalf of the party, including, without limitation, requests for subpoenas.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000)

     NAC 467.932  Subpoenas: Issuance; contents; service. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The Commission, or a quorum of three members thereof, may issue a subpoena to compel a person to:

     (a) Appear at the hearing on the merits of the case;

     (b) Give oral testimony; or

     (c) Produce documents or other tangible items.

     2.  In addition to submitting a subpoena to the Chair of the Commission, the party requesting the subpoena shall:

     (a) Serve a copy of the subpoena on all other parties to the proceeding; and

     (b) File proof of such service with the Commission.

     3.  The Commission, or a quorum of three members thereof, will not issue a blank subpoena. A subpoena submitted by a party for issuance must contain:

     (a) The title of the case;

     (b) The name of the person to whom it will be directed;

     (c) The date, time and place of the hearing;

     (d) The name and signature of the requesting party or his or her attorney; and

     (e) If the subpoena is a subpoena duces tecum, a complete description of specific documents or other tangible items that the witness will have to produce at the hearing.

     4.  Unless the witness agrees otherwise, the requesting party shall serve a subpoena on the witness:

     (a) At least 10 calendar days before the hearing; or

     (b) During the hearing or upon less than 10 days’ notice by order of the Commission for reasonable cause shown by the requesting party.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000; A by R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.934  Order to protect party to whom subpoena is directed. (NRS 467.030)  Upon motion by a party or a person to whom a subpoena is directed, the Commission may make an order to protect such party or person from annoyance, embarrassment, oppression, or undue burden or expense, including, without limitation, an order that:

     1.  A subpoena be quashed or modified;

     2.  Certain matters not be inquired into or produced;

     3.  Testimony or production be limited to certain matters; and

     4.  A trade secret or other confidential research, development or commercial information not be disclosed or be disclosed only in a designated way.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000)

     NAC 467.936  Procedure for hearing; rules of evidence. (NRS 467.030)  Hearings before the Commission are civil proceedings. At a hearing before the Commission:

     1.  Oral evidence may be taken only upon oath or affirmation administered by the Commission.

     2.  Each party has the right to:

     (a) Call and examine witnesses;

     (b) Introduce exhibits relevant to the issues of the case, including the transcript of testimony at an investigative hearing conducted by or on behalf of the Commission;

     (c) Cross-examine opposing witnesses on matters relevant to the issues of the case, even though the matter was not covered in a direct examination;

     (d) Impeach a witness regardless of which party first called him or her to testify; and

     (e) Offer rebuttal evidence.

     3.  If the respondent does not testify on his or her own behalf, a party may call the respondent and examine him or her as if under cross-examination.

     4.  The Commission need not follow the rules of evidence that a court must follow. All evidence that the Commission determines to be relevant and submitted in accordance with the requirements of this chapter is admissible. If the Commission determines that the evidence is the sort of evidence on which responsible persons are accustomed to rely in the conduct of serious affairs, the Commission may use that evidence alone to support a finding of fact.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000; A by R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.938  Introduction of affidavits; cross-examination of affiants. (NRS 467.030)  Affidavits may be received in evidence at a hearing of the Commission in accordance with the following:

     1.  A party that desires to introduce an affidavit at a hearing must, not later than 10 days before the date set for the hearing, serve upon the opposing party or counsel, personally or by registered or certified mail:

     (a) A copy of the affidavit which he or she proposes to introduce in evidence; and

     (b) A notice in the following form:

 

     The accompanying affidavit of (here insert name of affiant) will be introduced as evidence at the hearing set for the (here insert day) of (here insert month and year). (Here insert name of affiant) will not be called to testify orally, and you will not be entitled to question him or her unless you notify the undersigned that you wish to cross-examine him or her. To be effective, your request must be mailed or delivered to the undersigned not later than 7 days after the date that this notice and the enclosed affidavit are served upon you.

 

                                                                                       ...........................................................

                                                                                                      (Party or Counsel)

 

                                                                                       ...........................................................

                                                                                                             (Address)

 

     2.  Any party that desires to cross-examine an affiant must, not later than 7 days after being served with a copy of the affidavit, mail or deliver to the proponent a request to cross-examine the affiant. If a party does not mail or deliver a request to cross-examine the affiant within 7 days, the party has waived the right to cross-examine the affiant, and the affidavit, if introduced in evidence, must be given the same effect as if the affiant had testified orally.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000)

     NAC 467.940  Authentication of evidence. (NRS 467.030)  The proponent of documentary and other physical evidence must authenticate such evidence. A party may authenticate evidence through any means which tends to show that the matter in question is what the proponent claims it to be and which the Commission determines to be relevant, including, without limitation, presenting evidence that proves the authenticity of the document. Any evidence the Commission determines would be authentic in a court shall be deemed authentic by the Commission.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000; A by R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.942  Testimony of respondent or certain other persons; failure to respond to subpoena. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  If a respondent fails to testify in his or her own behalf or asserts a claim of privilege with respect to a question propounded to him or her, the Commission may infer therefrom that the respondent’s testimony or answer would have been adverse to his or her case.

     2.  If a person who is:

     (a) Controlling;

     (b) Controlled by;

     (c) Under common control with;

     (d) Employed by; or

     (e) An agent of,

Ê a respondent fails to respond to a subpoena, or asserts a claim of privilege with respect to a question propounded to him or her, the Commission may, taking into account all of the circumstances, infer that such testimony would have been adverse to the respondent.

     3.  If, on a ground other than the properly invoked privilege against self-incrimination, a respondent fails to respond to a subpoena, or fails or refuses to answer a material question propounded to him or her, the Commission may deem such failure or refusal to be independent grounds for granting the relief requested by the Executive Director in the complaint with respect to that respondent.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000)

     NAC 467.944  Amended or supplemental pleadings. (NRS 467.030)  Before making a final decision on a case, the Commission may permit a party to file an amended or supplemental pleading. Upon such filing, the Commission will provide all parties with notice and a reasonable opportunity to object to the amended or supplemental pleading.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000)

     NAC 467.946  Procedure for motions. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  All motions must be in writing, unless made verbally during a hearing.

     2.  A motion must:

     (a) State with particularity the grounds for the motion;

     (b) Include a memorandum of points and authorities in support of the motion; and

     (c) Set forth the relief or order sought.

     3.  For every written motion other than one considered by the Commission to be ex parte, the moving party shall:

     (a) File the motion with the Commission; and

     (b) Serve the motion upon the adverse party or as the Chair of the Commission directs.

     4.  A party who desires to object to a motion must file with the Commission and serve on all parties a memorandum of points and authorities in opposition to the motion not later than 10 calendar days after being served with the motion.

     5.  The moving party must file with the Commission and serve on all parties a reply memorandum of points and authorities not later than 5 calendar days after being served with the opposing memorandum.

     6.  A moving party shall be deemed to consent to the denial of the motion if he or she fails to file a memorandum of points and authorities in support of a motion. A nonmoving party shall be deemed to consent to the granting of the motion if he or she fails to file a memorandum of points and authorities in opposition to a motion.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000; A by R062-16, 9-9-2016)

     NAC 467.948  Continuances. (NRS 467.030)  The Commission will not grant a continuance except for good cause deemed sufficient by the Commission. A party seeking a continuance must make a motion to continue a hearing at least 10 calendar days before the hearing date.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000)

     NAC 467.950  Rulings by Chair of Commission on preliminary or procedural matters. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The Chair of the Commission may issue rulings on preliminary or procedural matters that are not dispositive of the case or any portion thereof. The rulings of the Chair are subject to review by the entire Commission upon the request of a Commissioner, or upon motion of a party or person affected by the ruling.

     2.  The failure of a party or person to move for a review by the entire Commission of a ruling on a preliminary or procedural matter shall not be deemed to be a:

     (a) Consent for the ruling; or

     (b) Waiver of any objections previously made regarding the ruling.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000)

     NAC 467.952  Decision. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  After the hearing of a contested matter, the Commission will render a written decision on the merits that must contain findings of fact, a determination of the issues presented and the penalty to be imposed, if any.

     2.  A member of the Commission who did not hear the evidence or read the record may not vote on the decision.

     3.  The Commission will serve a copy of the decision on the parties personally or by registered or certified mail.

     4.  The decision is effective upon such service unless the Commission orders otherwise.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000)

     NAC 467.954  Rehearing. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  If a party is not satisfied with the decision of the Commission and if the party has evidence not introduced at the hearing, the party may file a motion for rehearing not later than 10 days after service of the decision on the party.

     2.  The moving party must support the motion for a rehearing with an affidavit of the moving party or his or her counsel showing with particularity the materiality and necessity of the additional evidence and the reason why it was not introduced at the hearing.

     3.  The Commission may order a rehearing before the Commission upon such terms and conditions as it deems just and proper if a petition for judicial review of the decision has not been filed.

     4.  The Commission will not grant the motion for a rehearing unless the Commission determines that:

     (a) There is additional evidence which is material, necessary and reasonably calculated to change the decision of the Commission; and

     (b) The party submitting the additional evidence has an acceptable reason for failing to present the evidence at the hearing of the Commission.

     5.  Upon rehearing, the Commission will permit rebuttal evidence to the additional evidence.

     6.  After rehearing, the Commission may modify its decision and order as the additional evidence may warrant.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000)

     NAC 467.956  Evidentiary standard for findings of fact. (NRS 467.030)  The Commission will base its findings of fact made pursuant to subsection 4 of NRS 467.113 upon an evidentiary standard in which the evidence, when considered and compared with that opposed to it, has more convincing force and produces in the minds of the members of the Commission a belief that what is sought to be proved is more likely true than not true.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R083-00, eff. 9-22-2000)