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DLLR's Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

 

Medical Examinations - Maryland Athletic Commission

 

Boxers, Kickboxers and MMA Contestants

Within 30 days prior to the date of application for licensure or license renewal: Must complete, successfully pass and submit an ophthalmological examination (administered by an ophthalmologist) as well as provide negative test results for the HIV virus (antibody test), Hepatitis B virus (antigen test), and Hepatitis C virus (antibody test). Within 21 days prior to the date of application for licensure or license renewal: Must complete, successfully pass and submit a physical examination (administered by a physician). The Maryland State Athletic Commission may request additional testing at any time during the course of licensure. Prior to the applicant’s first bout in Maryland for each licensing period and whenever otherwise directed by the Commission: Must be examined and cleared to compete by a neurologist or neurosurgeon selected by the Commission. The Commission will pay for the neurological examination provided that the examination is administered by a neurologist or neurosurgeon selected by the Commission. Must also undergo a pre-bout physical examination, drug testing for controlled dangerous substances, and a post-bout physical examination.

Wrestler

Within 21 days prior to the date of application for licensure or license renewal: Must complete and submit a physical examination (administered by a physician). Must also undergo a pre-match physical examination.