[Rev. 11/22/2013 9:16:25 AM--2013]

[NAC-467 Revised Date: 2-12]

CHAPTER 467 - UNARMED COMBAT

GENERAL PROVISIONS

467.002            Definitions.

467.0021          “Commission” defined.

467.0023          “Contest” defined.

467.0025          “Contestant” defined.

467.0026          “Executive Director” defined.

467.0027          “Exhibition” defined.

467.0028          “Manager” defined.

467.00285        “Mixed martial arts” defined.

467.0029          “Program of unarmed combat” defined.

467.0031          “Promoter” defined.

467.0033          “Purse” defined.

467.0034          “Respondent” defined.

467.0035          “Ring official” defined.

467.0037          “Unarmed combat” defined.

467.0039          “Unarmed combatant” defined.

467.004            Duties of Executive Director: Supervise and establish duties and responsibilities of Commission’s representatives and employees.

467.006            Commission may refuse to contract for services of independent contractor.

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.

467.009            Adoption by reference of Unified Championship Rules.

LICENSING AND REGISTRATION

467.012            General licensing requirements: Application; conditions and agreements; false statements; proof of identity; appearance before Commission; fee for issuance or renewal; period of validity.

467.014            Application for license: Request for withdrawal.

467.017            Effect of age, experience and physical condition on issuance or renewal of license to engage in unarmed combat.

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; results of medical tests required.

467.045            Application by amateur for license as professional unarmed combatant: Requirements; examinations and testing; proof of ability to compete.

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 sanctioning organization; licensing fees.

467.071            Ringside physicians: Licensing requirements and fees; certification in life-saving procedures; treatment or examination of unarmed combatant.

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

467.077            Applicants, licensees and officials must submit material to Commission as directed.

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.

467.089            Effect of expiration of license on jurisdiction of Commission.

IDENTIFICATION CARDS

467.093            Professional boxing: Issuance of identification card; disciplinary action for falsification or misuse of identification card.

 

CONTRACTS AND FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

467.102            Contract between manager and unarmed combatant: 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 bout agreements; failure to file; contracts for rights to broadcast, televise or take motion pictures.

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.

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; grants to organizations that promote amateur contests or exhibitions.

ARRANGING AND PROMOTING PROGRAMS OF UNARMED COMBAT

467.162            Surety bond.

467.167            Permit: Submission and approval of program and date; content; payment of fee; cancellation of program.

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

467.177            Programs for charitable purposes: Application; duties of promoter.

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 program must be used in next program or reimbursed.

467.272            Limitations on types of beverage containers, ashtrays 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.

467.326            Contents of ticket; request to change ticket price or program date.

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; access to site of program and dressing rooms.

467.342            Allocation of seats for media.

467.344            Reservation of area for use by Commission.

467.348            Speculation in tickets prohibited; restrictions on changes in ticket prices.

467.354            Tickets sold at reduced rate: Actual price charged must be stamped on ticket and stub.

 

 

467.365            Exchange or redemption of tickets; retention and destruction of unsold tickets.

467.370            Tickets: Removal and possession of stub.

467.376            Duties of ushers and door attendants; responsibility of promoter; disciplinary action.

467.381            Readmission prohibited; exceptions.

FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

467.412            Sanitation.

467.414            Provision of ambulance and medical personnel; alternative medical transport; notice of program to emergency services, facilities and personnel.

467.417            Provision of emergency equipment.

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

467.427            Requirements for gloves.

467.432            Bandages for hands of unarmed combatant.

467.437            Equipment of chief second.

467.442            Requirements for boxing or kickboxing ring.

467.447            Requirements for bell or gong.

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.

467.528            Physical examination required at weigh-in.

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.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTESTS AND EXHIBITIONS

467.586            Unarmed combatants must report before contest or exhibition.

467.592            Proper attire and equipment of unarmed combatants.

467.598            Physical appearance of unarmed combatants.

467.605            Procedure for use of scorecards.

467.612            Method of judging boxing contest or exhibition.

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

467.635            Limitations on seconds.

467.642            Duties of ringside physician.

467.649            Warning before start of round.

467.655            Duration of round.

467.662            Persons allowed in ring.

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: Deduction of points; effect of low blow.

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.

MARTIAL ARTS CONTESTS AND EXHIBITIONS

467.792            Martial arts involving full contact: Use of official rules; duties of 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; weight loss after weigh-in.

467.7958          Proper attire for unarmed combatants.

467.796            Method of judging.

467.7962          Acts constituting fouls.

467.7964          Fouls: Deduction of points.

467.7966          Fouls: Accidental.

467.7968          Results of contests.

DECLARATORY ORDERS AND ADVISORY OPINIONS

467.845            Filing of petition; hearing; issuance.

PROHIBITED ACTS; DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

467.850            Administration or use of alcohol, stimulants, drugs or injections; urinalysis or chemical tests; disciplinary action.

467.855            Preparations to stop hemorrhaging.

467.875            Solicitation to conduct fraudulent contest or exhibition: Duty of licensee to report such solicitation immediately; disciplinary action for failure to report.

467.885            Grounds for disciplinary action.

467.886            Licensees prohibited from engaging in activities that bring disrepute to unarmed combat.

467.887            Suspension of license on ground of moral turpitude.

467.888            Suspension by another jurisdiction may be honored by Commission.

467.890            Licensees prohibited from dealing with persons whose licenses are suspended or revoked.

467.895            Effect of suspension or revocation of certain licenses.

467.900            Penalties for certain violations; review by Commission.

467.905            Disciplinary action for dishonored check.

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

467.920            Service of documents.

467.922            Complaint: Filing; service of copy on respondent.

467.924            Answer; appearance by respondent; 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.

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 467.002  Definitions. (NRS 467.030)  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NAC 467.0021 to 467.0039, 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)

      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 467.0025  “Contestant” defined. (NRS 467.030)  “Contestant” means any person who engages in unarmed combat for remuneration.

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

      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 exhibition of unarmed combat.

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

      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 467.00285  “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 467.0029  “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 467.0031  “Promoter” defined. (NRS 467.030)  “Promoter” means any person who produces or stages any professional contest or exhibition.

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

      NAC 467.0033  “Purse” defined. (NRS 467.030)  “Purse” means the financial guarantee or any other remuneration for which contestants are participating in a contest or exhibition and includes the contestant’s share of any payment received for radio broadcasting, television or motion picture rights.

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

      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 467.0035  “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 467.0037  “Unarmed combat” defined. (NRS 467.030)  “Unarmed combat” means boxing or any form of competition in which a blow is usually struck which may reasonably be expected to inflict injury.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n, eff. 12-2-97; A by R090-07, 12-4-2007)

      NAC 467.0039  “Unarmed combatant” defined. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, “unarmed combatant” means any person who engages in unarmed combat in a contest or exhibition, whether or not the person receives remuneration.

     2.  The term includes, but is not limited to, a contestant.

     3.  The term does not include:

     (a) Except as otherwise provided in NAC 467.785, an amateur boxer; or

     (b) 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, but not limited to, NRS 467.170 and 467.173.

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

      NAC 467.004  Duties of Executive Director: Supervise and establish duties and responsibilities of Commission’s representatives and employees. (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.

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

      NAC 467.006  Commission may refuse to contract for services of independent contractor. (NRS 467.030)  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.

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

      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 467.009  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)

LICENSING AND REGISTRATION

      NAC 467.012  General licensing requirements: Application; conditions and agreements; false statements; proof of identity; 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) Mixed martial artist;

     (c) Kickboxer;

     (d) Any other 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.  Each license issued is subject to the conditions and agreements set forth in the application.

     3.  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.

     4.  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.

     5.  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.

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

     (a) For a boxer is $25.

     (b) For a mixed martial artist is $25.

     (c) For a kickboxer is $25.

     (d) For any other unarmed combatant is $25.

     (e) For a matchmaker is $100.

     (f) For a manager is $100.

     (g) For a second is $50.

     (h) For an announcer is $100.

     7.  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.

     8.  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)

      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  Effect of age, experience and physical condition on issuance or renewal of license to engage in unarmed combat. (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 36 years of age or will reach 36 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 experience and fitness may be considered before the license is issued or renewed.

     2.  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.

 

 

     3.  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)

      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 granted or renewed.

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

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

     1.  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 to establish the physical and mental fitness of the applicant or unarmed combatant for competition;

     (b) Provide the Commission with an original or certified 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 1 day 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 of the result of the brain magnetic resonance imaging scan, unless the applicant or unarmed combatant has previously provided an original or certified 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 of the results of the brain magnetic resonance imaging scan and the cerebral magnetic resonance angiography.

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

     3.  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 of the results of medical tests which:

     (a) Were performed by a laboratory during the calendar year for which the license is being issued or no 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.

     [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)

 

      NAC 467.045  Application by amateur for license as professional unarmed combatant: Requirements; examinations and testing; proof of ability to compete. (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. The person must furnish the Commission with:

     1.  Proof of the person’s age;

     2.  The results of the person’s physical examination and any medical tests required by the Commission;

     3.  A written statement as to the person’s personal fitness from a physician; and

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

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

      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 stability; and

     (c) 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 $500 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)

      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 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; and

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

     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 $50.

     (b) As a timekeeper is $50.

     (c) As a referee is $75.

     (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)

      NAC 467.071  Ringside physicians: Licensing requirements and fees; certification in life-saving procedures; treatment or examination of unarmed combatant. (NRS 467.030, 467.100)

     1.  Ringside physicians must be licensed annually as need for their services is determined by the Commission.

     2.  The fee for issuance or renewal of a license as a ringside physician is $100.

     3.  The renewal of a license as a ringside physician is not automatic. The Commission will consider the applicant’s past performance and abilities in evaluating the application for renewal.

     4.  A ringside physician must maintain 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)

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

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, the Commission may require the registration of a sanctioning organization.

     2.  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 $100.

     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.  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.  A sanctioning organization that is registered pursuant to this section must submit to the Commission an annual fee of $100 for renewal of its registration.

     6.  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.

     7.  As used in this section, “sanctioning organization” means an organization that sanctions professional contests of unarmed combat in this State.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R076-03, eff. 12-3-2003)

      NAC 467.077  Applicants, licensees and officials must submit material to Commission 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.

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

      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. (NRS 467.030, 467.080, 467.100, 467.159)

     1.  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, unless the Commission specifies otherwise at the time of denial.

     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. 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.

     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 is ordered. 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.  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)

      NAC 467.089  Effect of expiration of license on jurisdiction of Commission. (NRS 467.030)  The expiration of a license does not deprive the Commission of jurisdiction to:

     1.  Proceed with an investigation of the licensee;

     2.  Proceed with an action or disciplinary proceeding against the licensee;

     3.  Render a decision to suspend or revoke the license; or

     4.  Otherwise discipline the licensee.

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

IDENTIFICATION CARDS

      NAC 467.093  Professional boxing: Issuance of identification card; disciplinary action for falsification or misuse of identification card. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The Commission will issue an identification card for the purpose of registration pursuant to the Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996, 15 U.S.C. §§ 6301 et seq., to each boxer who so applies. The boxer 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 boxer 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.

     2.  An identification card may not be substituted for the license to engage in boxing held by the boxer.

     3.  A boxer 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.

     4.  A person licensed by the Commission is subject to disciplinary action by the Commission if the person knowingly:

     (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)

CONTRACTS AND FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

      NAC 467.102  Contract between manager and unarmed combatant: 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.

     [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)

      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 bout agreements; failure to file; contracts for rights to broadcast, televise or take motion pictures. (NRS 467.030, 467.120, 467.137)

     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 3 working days before the program unless the Commission gives special approval for filing the bout agreement closer to the time of weighing in.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 1, bout agreements for all 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 is subject to disciplinary action.

     4.  Any contract by the promoter for the sale, lease or other use of rights to broadcast, televise or take motion pictures of a contest or exhibition, including, but not limited to, a contract for the rights to make a closed-circuit telecast of a contest or exhibition, must be placed on file with the Commission at least 10 working days after the contest or exhibition.

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

      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. (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.  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. All methods of payment other than checks must be submitted to the Commission not later than 10 days before the date of the contest or exhibition.

     3.  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 on the Commission’s form within 5 working days after the contest or exhibition. The reconciliation must bear written approval of the unarmed combatant before it is submitted. If good cause is shown, the Chair of the Commission may grant an extension of the date for reconciliation for a period not to exceed 30 days after the contest or exhibition.

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

      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; grants to organizations that promote amateur contests or exhibitions. (NRS 467.030, 467.108)

     1.  Not later than 20 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)

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 and approval of program and date; content; payment of fee; cancellation of program. (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 4, when ordered by the Commission.

     4.  The failure of the promoter to notify the Commission of a cancellation at least 5 working days before the date for the program may 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)

      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 will:

     (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)

      NAC 467.177  Programs for charitable purposes: Application; duties of promoter. (NRS 467.030, 467.080, 467.105, 467.109)

     1.  A person 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 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) Will not thereafter 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)

      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 personally.

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

      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 referee, judges, timekeeper, physician and Commission’s representative. The Commission 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)

      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 boxing championship contests and for any other boxing contests or exhibitions which the Commission considers to be special events.

     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 a hearing by the Commission if time permits. If time does not permit, the matter 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)

      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 boxing championship contests and for any other boxing contests or exhibitions which the Commission considers to be special events.

     2.  If any licensee of the Commission protests the assignment of a judge, the protesting licensee will be given a hearing by the Commission if time permits. If time does not permit, the matter 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)

      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 persons whom the Commission 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 described in subsection 1.

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

      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 his or her ticket refunded, the promoter must refund the patron’s money if the patron presents the ticket or the ticket stub at the box office before the opening contest or exhibition of the program is scheduled to begin. The box office must remain open a reasonable length of time to redeem such tickets.

 

 

     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)

      NAC 467.259  Unarmed combatant not used in program must be used in next program 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 the next program staged by the promoter 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)

      NAC 467.272  Limitations on types of beverage containers, ashtrays 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.

     2.  Ashtrays and plates 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)

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. (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 printed for the program and which accounts for any tickets that are overprints, changes or extras;

     (b) Sign the inventory under oath, acknowledging that the inventory is true and correct; and

     (c) Send the inventory to the Commission.

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

      NAC 467.326  Contents of ticket; request to change ticket price or program date. (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.  Requests for changes in ticket prices or dates of programs of unarmed combat must be made in writing to the Commission for approval.

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

      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 4 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 prescribed in subsection 1 of NRS 467.107.

     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)

      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 or otherwise exchanged for any monetary value. 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.

Ê Any person other than a journalist, police officer or firefighter who pays a reduced rate for admission is liable for payment of applicable fees on the amount paid.

     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 by a member of the Commission or the Executive Director. Requests for the issuance of such credentials must be made at least 5 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 Commission’s 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)

      NAC 467.340  Admission of certain ring officials; persons authorized to use commission badge; 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 is an independent contractor of the Commission and who presents his or her card or commission badge evidencing such status.

     2.  A commission badge may only be used by:

     (a) Commissioners;

     (b) Commission staff;

     (c) Commission legal counsel;

     (d) Inspectors; and

     (e) Ringside physicians.

     3.  The promoter of a program and officials of the venue shall allow a person listed in subsection 2 full access to the site of the program and dressing rooms upon the showing of his or her commission badge.

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

      NAC 467.342  Allocation of seats for media. (NRS 467.030)  The promoter may allocate seats for the media, subject to the Commission’s final approval of the allocation.

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

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

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, 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.  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.

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

      NAC 467.348  Speculation in tickets prohibited; restrictions on changes in ticket prices. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  A promoter who holds a program of unarmed combat shall exercise extraordinary caution to prevent speculation in tickets.

     2.  The promoter may not sell any tickets for a price other than the price printed on the ticket.

     3.  The promoter may not, without the Commission’s permission, change the price of tickets at any time after they have been placed on sale or sell them at any time during the program of unarmed combat for less than tickets for the same seats were offered or sold before the program commenced.

     [Athletic Comm’n, §§ 119 & 124, eff. 4-25-78]—(NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97)

      NAC 467.354  Tickets sold at reduced rate: Actual price charged must be stamped on ticket and stub. (NRS 467.030)  Any ticket for a program of unarmed combat sold for less than the price printed on the ticket must be overstamped with the actual price charged. The overstamp must be placed on the printed face of the ticket as well as the stub retained by the holder of the ticket.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 113, eff. 4-25-78]—(NAC A 12-2-97)

      NAC 467.365  Exchange or redemption of tickets; retention and destruction of unsold tickets. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  A person may only exchange tickets at the box office. A ticket must not be redeemed after the program of unarmed combat has taken place.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the promoter shall retain all unsold tickets for a program of unarmed combat. Not less than 6 months after the program, the promoter may request in writing that the Commission or its representative grant permission to destroy the unsold tickets. If the Commission or its representative grants permission in writing to destroy the unsold tickets, the promoter may destroy the unsold tickets.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 111, eff. 4-25-78]—(NAC A 12-2-97)

      NAC 467.370  Tickets: Removal and possession of stub. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  A holder of a ticket for a program of unarmed combat must not be allowed:

     (a) To pass through the gate of the premises where the program is being held unless his or her ticket is separated from the stub; or

     (b) To occupy a seat unless he or she is in possession of the stub.

     2.  For the purposes of this section:

     (a) “Stub” means that part of the ticket retained by a person entering the arena after the ticket has been collected.

     (b) “Ticket” means that part of the ticket retained by the promoter upon a person’s entrance to the arena.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 121, eff. 4-25-78]—(NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97)

      NAC 467.376  Duties of ushers and door attendants; responsibility of promoter; disciplinary action. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  An usher shall see that:

     (a) Patrons get the seats corresponding with their ticket stubs; and

     (b) 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.

     2.  The promoter is subject to disciplinary action by the Commission if:

     (a) Any usher allows an unsold seat to be occupied by a patron not holding a stub for the seat.

     (b) Any door attendant admits any person without a ticket to the program.

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

      NAC 467.381  Readmission prohibited; exceptions. (NRS 467.030)  A promoter may not issue a ticket to a person for the purpose of readmitting him or her if the person leaves the arena and then wishes to reenter the arena, unless the promoter has obtained the Commission’s written permission for such an issuance.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 117, eff. 4-25-78]—(NAC A 12-13-82)—(Substituted in revision for part NAC 467.510)

FACILITIES, 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 ambulance and medical personnel; alternative medical transport; notice of program to emergency services, facilities and personnel. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, a program of unarmed combat must not be held unless an ambulance and two persons certified by this State as advanced emergency medical technicians are present at the site of the program and able and available to transport an unarmed combatant to a medical facility.

     2.  If the ambulance or advanced emergency medical technicians leave the site of the program to transport an unarmed combatant to a medical facility, the program of unarmed combat must not continue until another ambulance or replacements for the advanced emergency medical technicians 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 advanced emergency medical technicians 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)

 

      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, but is not limited to:

     (a) Blankets;

     (b) A stretcher;

     (c) A bottle of smelling salts;

     (d) Bandages;

     (e) Surgical tape;

     (f) Splints;

     (g) A pair of scissors;

     (h) A soft collar and a hard collar;

     (i) An airway; and

     (j) Sterile surgical gloves.

     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)

      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.

     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)

      NAC 467.427  Requirements for gloves. (NRS 467.030)  The gloves used in a contest or exhibition must meet the following requirements:

     1.  The gloves must be examined by the representative of the Commission and the referee. If padding in any glove is found to be misplaced or lumpy or if any glove is found to be imperfect, the glove must be changed before the contest or exhibition starts. No breaking, roughing or twisting of gloves is permitted.

     2.  The gloves for every contest or exhibition that is designated as a main event must be new, furnished by the promoter and made to fit the hands of the unarmed combatant.

     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.  For contests or exhibitions of boxing and kickboxing, each unarmed combatant must wear gloves which weigh not less than 8 ounces and not more than 10 ounces, except that 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.  Unarmed combatants shall use only those brands and models of gloves that have been approved by the Commission for their contest or exhibition.

     [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)

      NAC 467.432  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 10 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. 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)

      NAC 467.437  Equipment of chief second. (NRS 467.030)

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

     (a) A clear plastic water bottle;

     (b) A bucket containing ice;

     (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)

      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 or gong. (NRS 467.030)  There must be a bell or gong 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 or gong must produce a clear tone easily heard by the unarmed combatants.

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

      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.

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

 

      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.

     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)

      NAC 467.522  Forfeiture for failure to make weight. (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.  A forfeit must be divided equally between the other unarmed combatant and the Commission.

     3.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3 of NAC 467.476 and subsection 2 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)

      NAC 467.528  Physical examination required at weigh-in. (NRS 467.030)  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.

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

      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. (NRS 467.030)

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

     2.  In addition to meeting such requirements of this chapter as are applicable to unarmed combatants generally, a female unarmed combatant shall:

     (a) Use a mouthpiece that has been fitted for her mouth;

     (b) Wear a breast protector as a binder;

     (c) Have her hair secured in a manner that does not interfere with the vision or safety of either unarmed combatant;

     (d) Use a minimum of cosmetics; and

     (e) For each contest or exhibition in which she competes, have two uniforms in contrasting colors, with each uniform consisting of a body shirt, blouse and shorts.

     3.  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 of the result of a medical test taken not later than 1 week 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.

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

     5.  The annual physical examination of a female unarmed combatant must include an examination of the pelvis, the abdomen and the breasts, and the notation of any masses.

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

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTESTS AND EXHIBITIONS

      NAC 467.586  Unarmed combatants must report before contest or exhibition. (NRS 467.030)  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.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 20, eff. 4-25-78]—(NAC A 12-2-97; R003-09, 10-27-2009)

      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; and

     (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.

     [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)

      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 presents 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 of an unarmed combatant presents 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)

      NAC 467.605  Procedure for use of 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.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 41, eff. 4-25-78]—(NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97)

      NAC 467.612  Method of judging boxing contest or exhibition. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Each judge of a boxing 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 of a round receives 10 points and his or her opponent proportionately less.

     (b) If the round is even, each boxer 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 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.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 42, eff. 7-3-79]—(NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97)

      NAC 467.628  Conduct of chief second and assistant seconds; 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 call unarmed combatants together before each contest or exhibition for final instructions, at which time 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)

      NAC 467.635  Limitations on seconds. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  No unarmed combatant may have more than three seconds except that in a contest for a world title or in a special event the Commission may authorize four seconds.

     2.  Only one of the seconds may be inside the ring ropes during a period of rest.

     3.  A second may not coach loudly or excessively from the corners during a period of unarmed combat.

     4.  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)

      NAC 467.642  Duties of ringside physician. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The ringside physician designated by the Commission shall sit at the immediate ringside at every contest or exhibition. A contest or exhibition may not proceed unless the ringside physician is in his or her seat at ringside. The ringside physician shall not leave until after the decision in the final contest or exhibition. He or she 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.

     2.  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 the 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)

      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.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 81, eff. 4-25-78]—(NAC A 12-2-97)

      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. (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.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 22, eff. 4-25-78]—(NAC A 12-2-97; R070-01, 8-31-2001)

      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 below the belt.

     2.  Hitting an opponent who is down or is getting up after being down.

     3.  Holding an opponent with one hand and hitting with the other.

     4.  Holding or deliberately maintaining a clinch.

     5.  Wrestling or kicking.

     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 or shoulder or using the knee.

     8.  Hitting with the open glove, the butt of the hand, the wrist or the elbow, and all backhand blows.

     9.  Purposely going down without being hit.

     10.  Striking deliberately at that part of the body over the kidneys.

     11.  Deliberately using the rabbit punch.

     12.  Jabbing the opponent’s eyes with the thumb of the glove.

     13.  Using abusive language in the ring.

     14.  Engaging in any unsportsmanlike trick or action which causes injury to an opponent.

     15.  Hitting on the break.

     16.  Hitting after the bell has sounded the end of the period of unarmed combat.

     17.  Hitting an opponent whose head is between and outside of the ropes.

     18.  Pushing an opponent about the ring or into the ropes.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 23, eff. 4-25-78]—(NAC A 12-13-82; 11-2-88; 12-2-97)

      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: Deduction of points; effect of low blow. (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, whether or not the foul or infraction was intentional. 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.  When the referee determines that it is necessary to deduct a point or points because of a foul or infraction, he or she shall warn the offender of the penalty to be assessed.

     3.  The referee shall, as soon as is practical after the foul, notify the judges and both unarmed combatants of the number of points, if any, to be deducted from the score of the offender.

     4.  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.

     5.  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.

     6.  The provisions of this section 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)

      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.

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

      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.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 77, eff. 4-25-78]—(NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97)

      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 subsection 6 of NAC 467.850, 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)

      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. (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.

     [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)

MARTIAL ARTS CONTESTS AND EXHIBITIONS

      NAC 467.792  Martial arts involving full contact: Use of official rules; duties of sponsoring organization or promoter; approval of Commission required. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  All full-contact martial arts are forms of unarmed combat.

     2.  The provisions pertaining to licenses, fees, dates of programs and disciplinary action in the laws and regulations on unarmed combat 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)

 

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; 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:

 

Flyweight............................................................................................................ 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.  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.

     3.  The weight loss described in subsection 2 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)

      NAC 467.7958  Proper attire for unarmed combatants. (NRS 467.030)  An unarmed combatant competing in a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts:

     1.  Must wear shorts approved by the Commission or the Commission’s representative.

     2.  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)

      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.  Putting 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.

     22.  Engaging in any unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to an opponent.

     23.  Holding 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.

     (Added to NAC by Athletic Comm’n by R070-01, eff. 8-31-2001; A by R003-09, 10-27-2009)

      NAC 467.7964  Fouls: 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, whether or not the foul was intentional. 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.  When the referee determines that it is necessary to deduct a point or points because of a foul, he or she shall warn the offender of the penalty to be assessed.

     3.  The referee shall, as soon as is practical after the foul, notify the judges and both unarmed combatants of the number of points, if any, to be deducted from the score of the offender.

     4.  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)

      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  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.  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.

     4.  Technical decision.

     5.  Technical draw.

     6.  Disqualification.

     7.  Forfeit.

     8.  No decision.

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

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 467.850  Administration or use of alcohol, stimulants, drugs or injections; urinalysis or chemical tests; disciplinary action. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The administration of or use of any:

     (a) Alcohol;

     (b) Stimulant; or

     (c) Drug or injection that has not been approved by the Commission, including, but not limited to, the drugs or injections listed in subsection 2,

Ê in any part of the body, either before or during a contest or exhibition, to or by any unarmed combatant, is prohibited.

     2.  The following types of drugs, injections or stimulants are prohibited pursuant to subsection 1:

     (a) Afrinol or any other product that is pharmaceutically similar to Afrinol.

     (b) Co-Tylenol or any other product that is pharmaceutically similar to Co-Tylenol.

     (c) A product containing an antihistamine and a decongestant.

     (d) A decongestant other than a decongestant listed in subsection 4.

     (e) Any over-the-counter drug for colds, coughs or sinuses other than those drugs listed in subsection 4. This paragraph includes, but is not limited to, Ephedrine, Phenylpropanolamine, and Mahuang and derivatives of Mahuang.

     (f) Any drug identified on the most current edition of the Prohibited List published by the World Anti-Doping Agency, which is hereby adopted by reference. The most current edition of the Prohibited List may be obtained, free of charge, at the Internet address www.wada-ama.org.

     3.  The following types of drugs or injections are not prohibited pursuant to subsection 1, but their use is discouraged by the Commission:

     (a) Aspirin and products containing aspirin.

     (b) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories.

     4.  The following types of drugs or injections are approved by the Commission:

     (a) Antacids, such as Maalox.

     (b) Antibiotics, antifungals or antivirals that have been prescribed by a physician.

     (c) Antidiarrheals, such as Imodium, Kaopectate or Pepto-Bismol.

     (d) Antihistamines for colds or allergies, such as Bromphen, Brompheniramine, Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Chlor-Trimeton, Dimetane, Hismal, PBZ, Seldane, Tavist-1 or Teldrin.

     (e) Antinauseants, such as Dramamine or Tigan.

     (f) Antipyretics, such as Tylenol.

     (g) Antitussives, such as Robitussin, if the antitussive does not contain codeine.

     (h) Antiulcer products, such as Carafate, Pepcid, Reglan, Tagamet or Zantac.

     (i) Asthma products in aerosol form, such as Brethine, Metaproterenol (Alupent) or Salbutamol (Albuterol, Proventil or Ventolin).

     (j) Asthma products in oral form, such as Aminophylline, Cromolyn, Nasalide or Vanceril.

     (k) Ear products, such as Auralgan, Cerumenex, Cortisporin, Debrox or Vosol.

     (l) Hemorrhoid products, such as Anusol-HC, Preparation H or Nupercainal.

     (m) Laxatives, such as Correctol, Doxidan, Dulcolax, Efferyllium, Ex-Lax, Metamucil, Modane or Milk of Magnesia.

     (n) Nasal products, such as AYR Saline, HuMist Saline, Ocean or Salinex.

     (o) The following decongestants:

          (1) Afrin;

          (2) Oxymetazoline HCL Nasal Spray; or

          (3) Any other decongestant that is pharmaceutically similar to a decongestant listed in subparagraph (1) or (2).

     5.  An unarmed combatant shall submit to a urinalysis or chemical test if the Commission or a representative of the Commission directs him or her to do so.

     6.  A licensee who violates any provision of this section is subject to disciplinary action by the Commission. In addition to any other disciplinary action by the Commission, if an unarmed combatant who won or drew a contest or exhibition is found to have violated the provisions of this section, the Commission may, in its sole discretion, change the result of that contest or exhibition to a no decision.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 54, eff. 4-25-78]—(NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R058-05, 12-29-2005; R090-07, 12-4-2007; R003-09, 10-27-2009)

      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 of licensee to report such solicitation immediately; disciplinary action for failure to report. (NRS 467.030)  When any person who is licensed by the Commission 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)

      NAC 467.885  Grounds for disciplinary action. (NRS 467.030)  The Commission may suspend or revoke the license of, otherwise discipline or take any combination of such actions against a licensee who has, in the judgment of the Commission:

     1.  Violated the laws of Nevada, except for minor traffic violations;

     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 order of a representative of the Commission;

     5.  Conducted himself or herself at any time or place in a manner 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 in illegal bookmaking;

     (c) Engages in any illegal gambling activity;

     (d) Is a reputed underworld character;

     (e) Is under suspension from any other Commission; or

     (f) Is engaged in any activity or practice that is detrimental to the best interests of unarmed combat; or

     7.  Had personal 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)

      NAC 467.886  Licensees prohibited from engaging in activities that bring disrepute to unarmed combat. (NRS 467.030)  A person licensed by the Commission shall not engage in any activity that will bring disrepute to unarmed combat, including, but not limited to, associating with any person or entity if such an association brings disrepute to unarmed combat.

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

      NAC 467.887  Suspension of license on ground of moral turpitude. (NRS 467.030)  A license issued by the Commission may be suspended if the holder is arrested or convicted on a charge involving moral turpitude.

     [Athletic Comm’n, part § 151, eff. 4-25-78]—(NAC A 12-13-82)—(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 licensee by an agency that regulates unarmed combat in another jurisdiction 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 discredits 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)

      NAC 467.890  Licensees prohibited from dealing with persons whose licenses are suspended or revoked. (NRS 467.030)  A person who is licensed by the Commission shall not have any dealings related to unarmed combat with any person whose license has been suspended or revoked by the Commission.

     [Athletic Comm’n, § 151, eff. 4-25-78]—(NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97)

      NAC 467.895  Effect of suspension or revocation of certain licenses. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  Every promoter and matchmaker shall take notice of the bulletins of suspension sent out 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 has been suspended or revoked by the Commission shall refrain from participating in or matchmaking or holding contests or exhibitions during the period of suspension or after the revocation.

     3.  A person whose license 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 issued by the Commission has been suspended because the holder used dishonest methods to affect the outcome of any contest or exhibition or because of any conduct reflecting serious discredit upon unarmed combat, the Commission will not reinstate the license for at least 6 months in the case of a first offense. In the case of a second offense, the holder’s license will be revoked.

     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)

      NAC 467.900  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 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 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)

      NAC 467.905  Disciplinary action for dishonored check. (NRS 467.030)  The Commission may fine a licensee or deny, suspend or revoke a license if the licensee 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)

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

      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 pursuant to this chapter 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)

      NAC 467.924  Answer; appearance by respondent; failure to file answer or appear. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The respondent shall file an 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 his or her defenses to each claim asserted;

     (b) Admit or deny the facts alleged in the complaint;

     (c) State which allegations he or she 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 he or she 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 an 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)

      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. (NRS 467.030)

     1.  The Commission will only 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 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)

 

      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)  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)

      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 reasonable, 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)

      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 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)

      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)