Mandating athletic trainers in high schools
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.
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.
BILL NUMBER: S5127 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: 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 offi- cials required to report cases of suspected child abuse or maltreatment PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to create a license for the profession of Athletic Trainer.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends sections 8351 through 8358 of the education law and also amends subdivision 3 of section 6507 and section 6505-b of the education law.
The committee shall assist the state board for medi- cine in athletic training matters.
Nominations and terms of office of the members of the state committee for athletic trainers shall conform to the corresponding provisions relating thereto for state boards under article one hundred thirty of this chapter.
It needs to be updated to reflect the evolution of the profession of Athletic Training including the increased knowledge base, capabilities, and abilities of Athletic Trainers.