File No. 33460

This rule was published in the April 1, 2010, issue (Vol. 2010, No. 7) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Governor, Economic Development, Pete Suazo Utah Athletic Commission

Section R359-1-508

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antibody Testing

Notice of Proposed Rule

(Amendment)

DAR File No.: 33460
Filed: 03/11/2010 05:54:03 PM

RULE ANALYSIS

Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

This amendment changes the validity of hepatitis tests from 180 days to 1 year. However, the commission will be able change this period to protect the health of contestants and the public.

Summary of the rule or change:

This amendment changes the validity of hepatitis tests from 180 days to 1 year. However, the commission will still be able change this period to protect the health of contestants and the public.

State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Section 63C-11-101 et seq.

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

The state is not responsible for any costs associated with hepatitis testing, so there are no anticipated costs or savings.

local governments:

Local government is not responsible for any costs associated with hepatitis testing, so there are no anticipated costs or savings.

small businesses:

Promoters generally do not pay for the contestant's hepatitis testing, so there are no anticipated costs and perhaps minimal savings.

persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:

Contestants may see up to a 50% reduction in the cost of providing current hepatitis test results.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

Contestants may see up to a 50% reduction in the cost of providing current hepatitis test results.

Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:

If adopted, this rule change will not have any significant cost impact on businesses, but may facilitate promoters in scheduling qualified contestants.

Alan Dayton, PSUAC Chair

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Governor
Economic Development, Pete Suazo Utah Athletic Commission
324 S STATE ST
STE 500
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Bill Colbert at the above address, by phone at 801-538-8876, by FAX at 801-538-8888, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]

Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:

05/03/2010

This rule may become effective on:

07/01/2010

Authorized by:

Bill Colbert, Secretary, PSUAC

RULE TEXT

R359. Governor, Economic Development, Pete Suazo Utah Athletic Commission.

R359-1. Pete Suazo Utah Athletic Commission Act Rule.

R359-1-508. Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antibody Testing.

In accordance with Section 63C-11-317(d), contestants shall produce evidence of a negative test for HBsAg and HCV antibody as a condition to participation in a contest as follows:

(1) All contestants shall provide evidence in the form of a competent laboratory examination certificate verifying that the contestant is negative at the time of the weigh-in.

(2) The examination certificate shall certify that the HBsAg and HCV antibody testing was completed within one year[180 days] prior to the contest. However, the period of test validity may be reduced by the vote of the majority of the commission to protect the health and welfare of the contestants and public.

(3) Any contestant whose HBV or HCV result is positive shall be prohibited from participating in a contest.

(4) In lieu of a negative HBsAg test result, a contestant may present laboratory testing evidence of immunity against Hepatitis B virus based on a positive hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) test result or of having received the complete hepatitis B vaccine series as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

 

KEY: licensing, boxing, unarmed combat, white-collar contests

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [October 28, 2009] 2010

Notice of Continuation: May 10, 2007

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 63C-11-101 et seq.

 


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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Bill Colbert at the above address, by phone at 801-538-8876, by FAX at 801-538-8888, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].