In all instances in which this chapter authorizes the commission or a designee to approve facilities or equipment, requests for approval shall be assessed on the following criteria:
the ability of the item or facility to protect the safety of combatants;
the ability of the item or facility to protect the safety of officials, inspectors, physicians, and seconds;
the ability of the item or facility to protect the safety of spectators;
generally accepted industry standards or practices in the mixed martial arts field;
the physical constraints of a specific venue in which the contest is to be held; and
the availability of particular items at the venue in which the contest is to be held.
In the event that a determination as to a particular item of equipment or facility is challenged before the end of the contest, the commission or a designee shall document the basis for the disapproval according to Minnesota Statutes, section 341.28, subdivision 1, clause (2).
MS s 341.25
34 SR 317
September 10, 2009
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