Mandating athletic trainers in high schools
Requirements and procedure for professional [certification] LICENSURE.[For certification as a certified] TO QUALIFY FOR A LICENSE AS AN athletic trainer under this article, an applicant shall fulfill the following requirements: 1.As a result, fewer NYS high schools will have access to Athletic Trainers at a time when the recently enacted Concussion Awareness and Management Law makes it more desirable for secondary schools to have Athletic Trainers on staff as part of their Concussion Management Teams.FISCAL IMPACT: None to the State LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill EFFECTIVE DATE: Two years after enactment; provided that the addition, amendment or repeal of any regulation necessary for implementation of this act shall be effective immediately; and provided that the provision requiring mandatory continuing education (section 8356-a of the education law, as added by section seven of this act,) shall take effect five years after this act shall have become a law.The current scope of practice for Athletic training in New York State is so limited that fewer students who graduate from the eleven accredited Athletic Training education programs in NYS colleges choose to remain in New York to work.We are frequently losing the best students to other locations as a result of the limitations in the current practice act.
The scope of work described herein shall not be construed as authoriz- ing the reconditioning of neurologic injuries, conditions or disease]. "EMERGENT" MEANS A SERIOUS, UNEXPECTED AND OFTEN DANGEROUS SITU- ATION REQUIRING IMMEDIATE ACTION. "SUPERVISION" SHALL MEAN BY A PHYSICIAN AND SHALL BE CONTINUOUS BUT SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED AS REQUIRING THE PHYSICAL PRESENCE OF THE SUPER- VISING PHYSICIAN AT THE TIME AND PLACE WHERE SUCH SERVICES ARE PERFORMED, AND SHALL FURTHER INCLUDE USE OF STANDARD WRITTEN PROTOCOLS EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. 5127 2 FOR ATHLETIC TRAINING SERVICES DEVELOPED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE SUPER- VISING PHYSICIAN. Section 8352 of the education law, as amended by chapter 658 of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows: § 8352. [The practice of the profession of athletic training is defined as the application of principles, methods and procedures for managing athletic injuries, which shall include the preconditioning, conditioning and reconditioning of an individual who has suffered an athletic injury through the use of appro- priate preventative and supportive devices, under the supervision of a physician and recognizing illness and referring to the appropriate medical professional with implementation of treatment pursuant to physi- cian's orders.] 1.These amendments update existing law that certify Athlet- ic Trainers (ATs) while maintaining the requirement that ATs perform under the supervision of physicians.The bill establishes licensure for Athletic Trainers and expands the definition of Athletic Training.S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5127 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 10, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen.MAY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the licensure of athletic trainers; and to amend the social services law, in relation to adding athletic trainers to the list of persons and officials required to report cases of suspected child abuse or maltreatment THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. "athletic trainer" means any person who is duly [certified] LICENSED in accordance with this article to perform athletic training under the supervision of a physician [and limits his or her practice to secondary schools, institutions of postsecondary education, professional athletic organizations, or a person who, under the supervision of a physician, carries out comparable functions on orthopedic athletic inju- ries, excluding spinal cord injuries, in a health care organization.
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