NATA Governmental Affairs CouncilLegislative Update2009Dwight E. McDonnell, M Ed, ATC, LATGAC Chair 2009 BOC Athletic Trainer Regulatory Conference
2009 BOC Athletic Trainer Regulatory Conference Regulation of Athletic Training Bills Passed Colorado – Registration # 46 Maryland – Licensure # 45 Mississippi – Practice Act Update Wyoming – Licensure # 44 Montana – Licensure #43
Other State Legislation Alabama – Practice Act Update Hawaii – Licensure West Virginia – Licensure Wisconsin – Practice Act Update
Other Pending Bills • Minnesota • Pennsylvania
Current 50 State Status • 38 Licensure • 5 Certification • 3 Registration • 1 Exempt • Hawaii (2010 Bill Pending for Licensure) • 3 No Regulation • California • West Virginia (2010 Licensure Bill) • Alaska
Athletic Safety Legislation • This can in compass many areas: • Requiring schools to have AED’s and personal trained to use them. • Basic athletic training for coaches. • Requiring a medical release for retur-to-play. • Concussion injury care & mouth guard use. • Mandating Athletic Trainers.
Athletic Safety Legislation • In 2007 the GAC determined that being involved in these types of bills is very important. These issues themselves can be a good one for strategic political purposes. • Example - California
Other groups are pursuing this type of legislation without AT association support • The Brain Injury Association • ParentWatch • National Center for Sports Safety • Mom’s Team
Arkansas* North Carolina* California* Connecticut* Florida* Pennsylvania South Carolina* Illinois Iowa Texas* Kentucky* New Jersey Washington* New York Utah Vermont States that worked on Athletic Safety Legislation 2008-09* ATA Sponsored bill or involved.
Reimbursement Bills 2008-09 • Georgia • Missouri • New Hampshire • Vermont
Thank You 2009 BOC Athletic Trainer Regulatory Conference