NB Combat Sport Commission Code of Conduct
• To ensure the safety and protection of all officials, contestants and promoters licensed with the NB Combat Sport Commission as well as members and employees of the Commission
• To define acceptable standards of behaviour for all Team NB members
• To eliminate inappropriate behaviours through education, prevention and effective intervention.
2.1 – To whom does this policy apply?
• all officials, contestants and promoters licensed with the NB Combat Sport Commission as well as members and employees of the Commission
2.2 – Under what circumstances does this policy apply?
The policy applies under the following circumstances:
• During any official activity leading up to and including a sanctioned event including:
* Media conferences or media releases
• The weigh-ins
• The licensed event
• Any formal meetings between the commissioners, inspectors, event promoter, officials, contestants, etc.
Canadian Anti-Doping Program consists of general principles, rules and standards for Canadian sport organizations, their affiliated provincial organizations and their members who are responsible for implementing it, and is intended to be the basis for any related or complementary policies of Governments.
4.0 Goals / Principles
All officials, contestants and promoters licensed with the NB Combat Sport Commission as well as members and employees of the Commission are ambassadors for the sport(s) and responsible for promoting a good image. It is desirable for all those involved in the sport to have a positive experience in which they participate in an atmosphere of mutual respect. This policy provides guidance and direction for the standards of behaviour that are acceptable. All those involved with Combat Sport must ensure that they understand and abide by the Code of Conduct. Violations to the Code of Conduct could result in repercussions up to and including the cancellation of a licence or dismissal from the Commission or associated employment.
5.0 Requirements / Standards
Officials, contestants and promoters licensed with the NB Combat Sport Commission as well as members and employees of the Commission must:
5.1 – Treat each other with respect.
5.1.1 Do not make ales or derogatory comments about officials, promoters, contestants, the Commission or its employees.
5.2 Treat the Sport with respect
5.2.1 Make every effort to prepare and perform to one’s best leading up to and during an event.
5.2.2 For contestants, make weight.
5.2.3 Know the rules an regulations regarding your sport and abide by them.
5.2.4 Do not take anything on the list of banned substances.
5.3 Respect the fans
5.3.1 Treat fans of the sport with respect.
5.3.2 Present a healthy and law abiding image.
6.0 Violations to the Code of Conduct
In the event of a violation of the Code of Conduct the chair of the Commission shall determine whether or not the offence is a major infraction and requires a hearing or whether it is relatively minor in nature and can be dealt with without a hearing. A minor infraction may be considered a major infraction if it is repeated by the same individual.
Items 5.2.1 and 5.2.2 are always treated as minor infractions for the first offence. The remaining items can be minor or major depending on the severity of each case.
In the event that the chair of the Commission is a party to the infraction or is in a conflict of interest position, the remaining commissioners will appoint a neutral person from outside of the Commission to deal with the complaint.
Decisions of the Chair o the Commission, his/her substitute or a Hearing Committee may be appealed.