SECTION .0200 - DRUGS AND FOREIGN SUBSTANCES

 

14B NCAC 10 .0201          DRUGS AND FOREIGN SUBSTANCES

(a)  No contestant shall at any time, use or be under the influence of any drug or foreign substance that would increase or decrease his performance, or impair his or the physician's ability to recognize a potentially serious injury or physical condition.  No substance, other than plain drinking water, shall be given to or ingested by a contestant during the course of a match.

(b)  The following drug or foreign substance classifications are prohibited except as otherwise indicated:

(1)           Stimulants--All stimulants are banned with the following exceptions:

(A)          Caffeine--provided, however, that an amount greater than 12 mcg/ml in the urine is prohibited;

(B)          Beta 2 Agonist--provided it is selected from the following list and is in aerosol or inhalant form only:

Drug Chemical                     Brand Name

(i)            Mesylate                               Tornalate

(ii)           Metaproterenol Sulfate      Alupent, Metaprel

(iii)          AlbuterolSulfate                  Ventolin, Proventil

(iv)          TerbutalineSulfate              Brethaire

(2)           Narcotics;

(3)           Anabolic Steroids, including human growth hormone;

(4)           Diuretics;

(5)           Alcohol;

(6)           Local Anesthetics; and

(7)           Corticosteroids.

(c)  Whenever the Division representative has reason to believe that a contestant has ingested or used a prohibited drug or foreign substance, the Division representative shall request and the contestant shall provide, under the supervision of a physician, Division representative or inspector, a sample of his urine taken not more than 1 hour after the conclusion of the match.  No contestant shall use substances or methods which would alter the integrity of the urine sample.

(d)  Failure or refusal to provide a urine sample immediately upon request shall result in the revocation of the contestant's license.  Any contestant who has been adjudged the loser of a match and who subsequently refuses or is unable to provide a urine sample shall forfeit his share of the purse to the Division.  Any contestant who is adjudged the winner of a match and who subsequently refuses or is unable to provide a urine sample shall forfeit the win and shall not be allowed to engage in any future match in North Carolina.  A no decision result shall be entered into the official record as the result of the match.  The purse shall be redistributed as though the contestant found to be in violation of this Section had lost the match.  If redistribution of the purse is not necessary or after redistribution of the purse is accomplished, the contestant found to be in violation of this Section shall forfeit his share of the purse to the Division.

(e)  After each match the physician shall advise the Division representative as to whether or not he observed any behavior or other signs that would indicate the advisability of processing the urine sample.  The Division representative shall make the final decision as to the processing of the urine sample.

(f)  The following apply to the external use of drugs or foreign substances by contestants.

(1)           No drug or foreign substance shall be used unless expressly provided for in the rules in this Chapter or as directed by a physician.

(2)           The following drugs or foreign substances may be used by contestants under the conditions described in this Chapter:

(A)          Petroleum Jelly--The use of petroleum jelly is allowed around the eyes.  However, the use of petroleum jelly on the arms, legs and body of a contestant is prohibited.

(B)          The use of a 1/1000 solution of Adrenalin and Avitine, or their generic equivalents, as approved by a physician, is allowed between rounds to stop bleeding of cuts and lacerations sustained by a contestant.

(3)           Any contestant determined to have been using or under the influence of a prohibited drug or foreign substance and who has been adjudged the loser of a match shall forfeit his share of the purse to the Division.  Any contestant determined to have been using or under the influence of a prohibited drug or foreign substance and who has been adjudged the winner of a match, shall forfeit the win and a no decision result shall be entered into the official record as the result of the match.  The purse shall be redistributed as though the contestant found to be in violation of this Section had lost the match.  If redistribution of the purse is not necessary or after redistribution of the purse is accomplished, the contestant found to be in violation of this Section shall forfeit his share of the purse to the Division. The following penalties shall be assessed against any contestant found to be in violation of this Section:

(A)          For the first occurrence the contestant shall be penalized by suspending the contestant's license banning his participating in any manner, in any match for a period of 180 calendar days;

(B)          For the second occurrence the contestant shall be penalized by suspending the contestant's license and banning his participation in any manner in any match for a period of one year;

(C)          For the third occurrence the contestant shall be penalized by permanently revoking the contestant's license and banning permanently his participation in any manner in any match or activity regulated by G.S. 143, Article 68.

(4)           No person licensed by the Division shall participate in or contribute to the act of violating this Section and any violation shall be grounds for suspension or revocation of all licenses held by such person.  Any person found to be in violation of this Section shall forfeit his share of the purse or other compensation to the Division and shall be assessed the following penalty:

(A)          The first occurrence shall be penalized by suspending the person's license and banning his participating in any manner, in any match for a period of 180 calendar days;

(B)          The second occurrence shall be penalized by suspending the person's license and banning his participation in any manner, in any match for a period of one year;

(C)          The third occurrence shall be penalized by permanently revoking the person's license and banning permanently his participation in any manner, in any match or activity regulated by G.S. 143, Article 68.

(g)  Drugs, containers and other equipment used in conjunction with a match, regardless of why or how they are used or where they are located shall at all times be available for inspection by a physician, referee or Division representative and shall be seized if there is any evidence that they may have been used to violate or are in violation of any provision of G.S. 143, Article 68 or the Rules in this Chapter.

(h)  Every person under the jurisdiction of the Division shall immediately advise the physician, referee or Division representative of any knowledge that any contestant scheduled to be engaged in any match has, in violation of this Section, ingested or is under the influence of any drug or foreign substance prohibited by the rules in this Chapter.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-652.1;

Recodified from 18 NCAC 9 .0104(aa)-(dd) Eff. April 1, 1996;

Eff. April 1, 1996;

Transferred and recodified from 18 NCAC 9 Eff. November 8, 2002;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2004;

Amended Eff. March 1, 2008 (recodified from 14A NCAC 12 .0109);

Transferred from 14A NCAC 12 .0201 Eff. June 1, 2013.