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225 ILCS 105/25.1

    (225 ILCS 105/25.1)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 25.1. Medical Suspension. A licensee or registrant who is determined by the examining physician to be unfit to compete or officiate shall be immediately suspended until it is shown that he or she is fit for further competition or officiating. If the licensee or registrant disagrees with a medical suspension set at the discretion of the ringside physician, he or she may request a hearing to show proof of fitness. The hearing shall be provided at the earliest opportunity after the Department receives a written request from the licensee.
    If the referee has rendered a decision of technical knockout against a professional or amateur or if the professional or amateur is knocked out other than by a blow to the head, the professional or amateur shall be immediately suspended for a period of not less than 30 days. In a full-contact martial arts contest, if the professional or amateur has tapped out or has submitted, the referee shall stop the professional or amateur contest and the ringside physician shall determine the length of suspension.
    If the professional or amateur has been knocked out by a blow to the head, he or she shall be suspended immediately for a period of not less than 45 days.
    Prior to reinstatement, any professional or amateur suspended for his or her medical protection shall satisfactorily pass a medical examination upon the direction of the Department. The examining physician may require any necessary medical procedures during the examination.
(Source: P.A. 96-663, eff. 8-25-09; 97-119, eff. 7-14-11.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 25.1. Medical Suspension.
    (a) A licensee who is determined by the examining physician or Department to be unfit to compete or officiate shall be prohibited from participating in a contest in Illinois and, if actively licensed, shall be medically suspended until it is shown that he or she is fit for further competition or officiating.
    (b) If the referee has stopped the bout or rendered a decision of technical knockout against a professional or amateur, the professional or amateur shall be medically suspended immediately for a period of not less than 30 days.
    (c) In a full-contact martial arts contest, if the professional or amateur has tapped out, has submitted, or the referee has stopped the bout, the ringside physician shall determine the length of suspension.
    (d) If the professional or amateur has been knocked unconscious, he or she shall be medically suspended immediately for a period of not less than 45 days.
    (e) A licensee may receive a medical suspension for any injury sustained as a result of a bout that shall not be less than 7 days.
    (f) A licensee may receive additional terms and conditions for a medical suspension beyond a prescribed passage of time as authorized under this Section.
    (g) If a licensee receives a medical suspension that includes terms and conditions in addition to the prescribed passage of time as authorized under this Section, before the removal of the medical suspension, a licensee shall:
        (1) satisfactorily pass a medical examination;
        (2) provide those examination results to the
    
Department;
        (3) provide any additional requested documentation
    
as directed by the licensee's examining physician or Department where applicable; and
        (4) if the licensee's examining physician requires
    
any necessary additional medical procedures during the examination related to the injury that resulted in the medical suspension, those results shall be provided to the Department.
    (h) Any medical suspension imposed as authorized under this Act against a licensee shall be reported to the Department's record keeper as determined by rule.
    (i) A medical suspension as authorized under this Section shall not be considered a suspension under Section 16 of this Act. A violation of the terms of a medical suspension authorized under this Section shall subject a licensee to discipline under Section 16 of this Act.
    (j) A professional or amateur contestant who has been placed on medical suspension under the laws of another state, the District of Columbia, or a territory of the United States for substantially similar reasons as this Section shall be prohibited from participating in a contest as authorized under this Act until the requirements of subsection (g) of this Section have been met or the medical suspension has been removed by that jurisdiction.
    (k) A medical suspension authorized under this Section shall begin the day after the bout a licensee participated in.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)