Arizona Laws 32-4103. Board; powers and duties; direction of athletic trainers; continuing education requirements; civil immunity
A. The board shall administer and enforce this chapter and shall:
Terms Used In Arizona Laws 32-4103
- Athletic illness: means an illness that arises from, or a manifestation of an illness that occurs as a result of, a person's participation in or preparation for games or sports or participation in recreational activities or physical fitness activities. See Arizona Laws 32-4101
- Athletic injury: means an injury sustained by a person as a result of that person's participation in or preparation for games or sports or participation in recreational activities or physical fitness activities, or any injury sustained by a person that is of the type that occurs during participation in or preparation for games or sports or participation in recreational activities or physical fitness activities, regardless of the circumstances under which the injury was sustained. See Arizona Laws 32-4101
- Athletic trainer: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-4101
- Athletic training: includes the following performed under the direction of a licensed physician and for which the athletic trainer has received appropriate education and training as prescribed by the board:
(a) The prevention, recognition, examination, evaluation, rehabilitation and management of athletic injuries. See Arizona Laws 32-4101
- Board: means the board of athletic training. See Arizona Laws 32-4101
- including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
- Licensed physician: means a person who is licensed pursuant to chapter 13 or 17 of this title. See Arizona Laws 32-4101
- Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
1. Evaluate the qualifications of applicants for licensure.
2. Designate the national examination that it requires applicants to pass.
3. Issue licenses to persons who meet the requirements of this chapter.
4. Establish requirements pertaining to the ratio between supervising athletic trainers and athletic training students.
5. Regulate the practice of athletic training by interpreting and enforcing this chapter.
6. Establish requirements for assessing the continuing competence of licensees.
7. Adopt and revise rules to enforce this chapter.
8. Meet at least once each quarter in compliance with the open meeting requirements of Title 38, Chapter 3, Article 3.1 and keep an official record of these meetings.
9. At its first regular meeting after the start of each calendar year, elect officers from among its members and as necessary to accomplish board business.
10. Provide for the timely orientation and training of new professional and public appointees to the board regarding board licensing and disciplinary procedures, this chapter, board rules and board procedures.
11. Maintain a current list of all licensees. This list shall include the licensee’s name, current business and residential addresses, telephone numbers and license number.
12. Enter into contracts for services necessary to enforce this chapter.
13. Publish, at least annually, final disciplinary actions taken against a licensee.
14. Publish, at least annually, board rulings, opinions and interpretations of statutes or rules.
15. Not later than December 31 of each year, submit a written report of its actions and proceedings to the governor.
B. The board shall adopt rules to prescribe the direction of athletic trainers by a licensed physician, including recommendations, guidelines and instructions as to standard protocols to be followed in the general, day-to-day activities in which athletic trainers engage. These rules shall require that postathletic injury or athletic illness treatment direction be provided by the person‘s treating physician or, if applicable, by the team physician for the institution or organization that employs the athletic trainer. If appropriate, athletic trainers may also seek direction as to the treatment of an athletic injury or athletic illness from any health care provider who is involved in that person’s treatment and who is not licensed pursuant to this chapter but who is licensed pursuant to this title.
C. The board shall adopt rules to prescribe the appropriate education and training for services that are proper to be performed by an athletic trainer.
D. The board may:
1. Adopt rules to prescribe continuing education requirements for licensure renewal, including a rule to allow the board to waive continuing education requirements for reasons of extreme hardship.
2. Appoint advisory committees to assist it in the performance of its duties. An advisory committee member appointed pursuant to this paragraph is not eligible to receive compensation but is eligible for reimbursement of expenses pursuant to Title 38, Chapter 4, Article 2.
3. Report any violations of this chapter or rules adopted pursuant to this chapter to a county attorney, the attorney general, a federal agency or a state or national organization, as appropriate.
E. A physician who, without compensation, provides direction to an athletic trainer that consists of recommendations, guidelines and instructions as to standard protocols to be followed in the general day-to-day activities in which athletic trainers engage is not subject to civil liability for providing that direction if the physician is not guilty of gross negligence or intentional misconduct in providing that direction.