2011 Connecticut Code
Title 29 Public Safety and State Police
Chapter 532a Boxing and Wrestling
Sec. 29-143t. (Formerly Sec. 21a-205). Boxers to be examined by physician. Costs.

      Sec. 29-143t. (Formerly Sec. 21a-205). Boxers to be examined by physician. Costs. (a) No person shall engage in any boxing match as a boxer until such person has been examined and found to be physically fit by a competent physician approved by the commissioner, licensed to practice under the laws of this state and in practice in this state for at least two years. Such physician shall be appointed by the commissioner and shall be in attendance throughout the boxing match for which such examination was made. Such physician shall certify, in writing, that the contestant is physically fit to engage in such boxing match. Any fee for such physician, as determined by the commissioner, shall be paid by the person or club, corporation or association conducting such boxing match.

      (b) The cost of any physical examination required by this chapter or regulations adopted under this chapter, other than an examination required by subsection (a) of this section, may be assessed by the commissioner on any boxer examined by a physician appointed by the commissioner or on the person, club, corporation or association conducting the next boxing match in which the contestant is scheduled to compete.

      (1949 Rev., S. 3516; 1959, P.A. 412, S. 36; February, 1965, P.A. 617, S. 6; 1972, P.A. 55, S. 6; P.A. 81-171, S. 1, 2; P.A. 84-344, S. 9, 11; P.A. 85-157, S. 7, 9; 85-293, S. 6; 85-613, S. 58, 154; P.A. 98-117, S. 9; P.A. 99-194, S. 16; P.A. 07-217, S. 135.)

      History: 1959 act substituted commissioner of consumer protection for athletic commissioner, that office having been abolished; 1965 act deleted boxing from purview of section; 1972 act reinstated boxing in purview of section; P.A. 81-171 added Subsec. (b) allowing commissioner to assess costs of a physical examination required by this chapter but not under Subsec. (a) on the athlete or on the person conducting the next match; Sec. 19-335 transferred to Sec. 21a-205 in 1983; P.A. 84-344 deleted reference to the commissioner of consumer protection and required that physicians who examine boxers and wrestlers be approved by the boxing commissioner, effective March 1, 1985; P.A. 85-157 substituted "commissioner of consumer protection" for "commissioner", to reflect abolition of state boxing commissioner and made technical changes; P.A. 85-293 removed references to wrestling bouts and, in conjunction with P.A. 85-613, restored language inadvertently deleted through machine error; P.A. 98-117 made technical changes; P.A. 99-194 made technical and gender neutral changes and replaced references to boxing exhibition with references to boxing match; Sec. 21a-205 transferred to Sec. 29-143t in 2007; P.A. 07-217 made a technical change in Subsec. (b), effective July 12, 2007.

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