assembly Bill A6678

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the certification and licensure of athletic trainers

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Apr 12, 2013 referred to higher education


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A6678 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8351 - 8357, add §8356-a, Ed L

A6678 - Summary

Relates to the certification and licensure of athletic trainers; provides certain exemptions and requires continuing education.

A6678 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 12, 2013

Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Higher Education

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to certification of
  athletic trainers


  Section  1.  Section  8351 of the education law, as amended by chapter
658 of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows:
  S 8351. Definition.  As used in this article "athletic trainer"  means
any  person  who  is  duly  [certified] LICENSED in accordance with this
article to perform athletic training under the supervision of  a  physi-
cian  [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 injuries, excluding spinal cord inju-
ries, in a health care organization] AND CARRIES  OUT  THE  PRACTICE  OF
AND REHABILITATION OF INJURIES. Supervision of an athletic trainer by  a
physician  shall  be  continuous but shall not be construed as requiring
the physical presence of the supervising physician at the time and place
where such services are performed.
  [The scope of work described herein shall not be construed as  author-
izing the reconditioning of neurologic injuries, conditions or disease.]
  S  2.  Section 8352 of the education law, as amended by chapter 658 of
the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows:
  S 8352. Definition of practice of athletic training.  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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