3773-6-04 Officials - qualifications of officials.

(A) All ring officials shall be under the direct supervision of the Ohio athletic commission. Officials must be selected and approved by the commission.

(B) The officials for every contest shall consist of at least one referee, three judges, one timekeeper, and one licensed physician. All of the foregoing officials shall be experienced and licensed by the commission.

(C) The chief official of all contests shall be the inspector who shall have general supervision over the contest.

(D) The supervising inspector may disqualify a participant for any wrongful acts and make a written report to the commission.

(E) The commission may assign assistant inspectors to monitor each dressing room. The assistant inspector shall report any wrongdoing in the dressing rooms or other areas to the supervising inspector.

(F) The referee shall take a position within the ring prior to the start of every contest.

(G) The referee shall wear rubber gloves.

(H) No person, other than the referee and the physician shall enter the ring during the progress of a round.

(I) One licensed physician will be in attendance at ringside. Under no circumstances shall a contest be held or begin without the licensed physician being present at ringside. The referee shall, before starting a contest, ascertain the identity and location of said physician.

(J) Judges shall be in position during all bouts, and have the final word on making any and all decisions on scoring.

(K) Officials shall be compensated for each day they are required to attend a contest. They shall be compensated for mileage and housing when applicable and approved by the commission or executive director.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/21/2010 and 05/21/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3773.34
Rule Amplifies: 3773.32
Prior Effective Dates: 6/12/97, 10/24/97, 5/16/05