HB 2547 Board of Medicine; athletic trainer certification.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Board of Medicine; athletic trainer certification. Requires athletic trainers to be certified by the Board of Medicine. The “practice of athletic training” is defined as the prevention, recognition, evaluation, and treatment of injuries or conditions related to athletics or recreational activity that requires physical skill and utilizes strength, power, endurance, speed, flexibility, range of motion or agility or substantially similar injuries or conditions; and subsequent treatment and rehabilitation of such injuries or conditions related to physical activity, under the direction of a licensed physical therapist and the patient’s physician, or under the direction of any doctor of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, podiatry or dentistry, while using heat, light, sound, cold, electricity, exercise, or mechanical or other devices; the Board of Medicine shall establish criteria for the certification which must include one of three testing programs; and an advisory board is established to assist the Board in developing its regulations. Exceptions are provided for (i) coaches, physical education instructors and persons conducting exercise or conditioning programs or classes within the scope of their duties and (ii) student athletic trainers practicing under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer or a person who is otherwise exempt from the athletic trainer certification requirements. No athletic trainer employed as such prior to June 30, 1999, will be required to comply with the certification requirements until June 30, 2002. The bill also contains technical amendments. This bill is identical to HB 2367 and SB 1191.

Full text:
01/21/99  House: Presented & ordered printed 993793178  pdf
02/01/99  House: Committee substitute printed 990853178-H1  pdf
02/18/99  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2547ER)  pdf
04/07/99  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0682)  pdf

Status:
01/21/99  House: Presented & ordered printed 993793178
01/21/99  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/21/99  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/26/99  House: Assigned to H. W. I. sub-committee: 2
01/30/99  House: Reported from H. W. I. w/substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/01/99  House: Committee substitute printed 990853178-H1
02/03/99  House: Read first time
02/04/99  House: Read second time
02/04/99  House: Committee substitute agreed to 990853178-H1
02/04/99  House: Engrossed by House - com. sub. 990853178-H1
02/05/99  House: Read third time and passed House (Block Vote) (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/99  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/99  House: Communicated to Senate
02/08/99  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/99  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/10/99  Senate: Reported from General Laws (14-Y 1-N)
02/11/99  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/11/99  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/12/99  Senate: Read third time
02/12/99  Senate: Passed Senate (35-Y 4-N)
02/12/99  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (35-Y 4-N)
02/18/99  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2547ER)
02/23/99  House: Enrolled
02/23/99  House: Signed by Speaker
02/24/99  Senate: Signed by President
03/28/99  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 682 (effective 7/1/99)
04/07/99  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0682)