S.C. State Athletic Commission
South Carolina Athletic Commission Code of Professional Ethics
Board Member Responsibilities:
- Foster a sound regulatory environment that makes possible the safe and successful promotion of Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, and Entertainment Wrestling events.
- To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public through the licensure and regulation of promoters, participants and unarmed combative events.
- Be mindful of consumer rights
- Serve and protect the public when making Board decisions.
- Follow procedures and take actions that encourage openness and accountability, increase the public's safety, and enhance choices available to consumers.
- Strive for professional excellence by maintaining and enhancing professional knowledge, skills, and abilities for ourselves and our colleagues.
- Commit to the highest ideals in the stewardship of public resources
- Be aware of the dangers of over-regulating a profession and the impact of licensing on costs to consumers.
- Responsibility to listen to other Board members, to both those in the profession/occupation and public members and to consider their views and contributions.
- Responsibility to facilitate communication and cooperation among other Boards, professional/trade associations, licensees and other entities involved in the regulatory process.
Characteristics of Effective Board Members:
- Respect the rights and needs of others.
- A Board member’s conduct should be dignified and befitting as that of an official state representative.
- Able to work with a group to make decisions.
- Understand and follow democratic processes.
- Willing to devote time and effort to the work of the Board.
- Work to find alternative solutions to problems whenever necessary.
- Have good communication skills.
- Recognize that service and protection of the public is the goal of the Board.
- Aware that the law grants authority to the Board as a whole, not to individual members.
- Delay making judgments until adequate evidence has been presented and fully discussed.
- Focus on policy issues of the Board as opposed to the daily functions of staff.
- Do not let personal feelings toward others affect their decisions.