Boxing

SAFETY

Boxing

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports the universal use of protective equipment and the measures advocated by the World Medical Boxing Congress designed to reduce the incidence of brain and eye injuries inflicted during boxing, and be it further;

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports the principle that the professional responsibility of a physician who serves in a medical capacity at a boxing contest is to protect the health and safety of the contestants, and that the physician’s judgment should be governed only by medical considerations and not the desire of spectators, promoters of the event, or even injured athletes that they not be removed from the contest.

(Resolution 3-1997, adopted 11/16/97)
(revised, Report L2-2004, Item 15, adopted 11/14/2004)
(revised, Report I-2009, Item 3-56, adopted 11/01/2009) (reaffirmed, Reaffirmation Report-2014, Item 34, adopted 10/25/2014)

 
 

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