The act continues the "Athletic Trainer Practice Act" (practice act) and the licensing of athletic trainers by the director of the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies for 10 years, until 2031. The act also makes the following substantive changes to the practice act:
- Allows athletic trainers to practice only under the supervision of a licensed physician or physician assistant;
- Broadens the range of available disciplinary measures to include letters of admonition, confidential letters of concern, and probationary periods;
- Imposes a 2-year waiting period before an athletic trainer whose license has been revoked or who has surrendered a license in lieu of disciplinary proceedings may reapply for a license; and
- Updates the grounds for discipline based on alcohol or drug use to conform to current standards and terminology.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)