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S.F. No. 2609 - Athletic Trainers (Delete-Everything Amendment)
Author: Senator John A. Hoffman
Prepared By: Katie Cavanor, Senate Counsel (651/296-3801)
Date: March 29, 2016


SF 2609 makes modifications to the athletic trainers act.

Section 1 (148.7802, subd. 6a) adds a definition of athletic training that states that it means the provision of care for the prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, rehabilitation, and reconditioning of human ailments sustained or exacerbated by physical activity, or that limits a patient’s full return to functional physical activities and wellness.

Section 2 (148.7806) requires an athletic trainer to perform athletic training under the direction of, on the prescription of, or in collaboration with a health care provider who is a physician, advanced practice registered nurse, chiropractor, podiatrist, physician assistant, dentist, physical therapist, or any other licensed health care professional so long as the provider’s license is in good standing.  Specifies that an athletic trainer may evaluate and treat an individual who has not been previously diagnosed for no more than 30 days.  Specifies that prevention, wellness, education, or exercise is not considered treatment.  Specifies that this does not apply if an individual has been referred to the athletic trainer for treatment by a physician, chiropractor, podiatrist or a dentist so long as the provider’s license is in good standing.

Section 3 repeals section 148.7802, subd. 4 (definition of athlete); subd. 5 (definition of athletic injury); subd. 10 (definition of primary employment site); and subd. 11 (definition of primary physician).




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