Medical requirements for mixed martial arts contestants.
(A) Negative HIV
(B) Negative hepatitis B surface antigen
(C) Negative hepatitis C antibody
(D) Procedures to complete when failing hepatitis B surface antigen test:
(1) Must pass a hepatitis B “PCR” quantitative test.
(2) The quantitative limit must be within permissible limits according to the laboratory where test was administered.
(3) Test and results must have been taken be within two weeks of the event.
(E) The administrator physician may order a CAT scan (CT) or MRI examination when a contestant:
(1) Has lost three bouts in a row by KO or TKO.
(2) Has lost six bouts in a row.
(3) Has an extensive losing record.
(F) The commission will not issue a license or renew any applicant’s license for a contestant who is found to be blind in one eye or whose vision in one eye is so poor that an ophthalmologist, optometrist, or physician recommends that a license not be granted. This rule is effective regardless of how good the vision of the contestant may be in the other eye.
(G) The commission will not issue or renew the license of any applicants who wishes to compete in any sport regulated by the South Carolina athletic commission who has suffered from any type of cerebral hemorrhage.
(H) All “Mixed Martial Arts” contestants thirty-five and older are required to submit a cat scan (CT) or MRI examination to the athletic commission seventy-two hours prior to being licensed.