(a) The board has the power and duty to:

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 63-24-107

  • Athletic trainer: means a person with specific qualifications as set forth in this chapter, who, upon the advice, consent and oral or written prescriptions or referrals of a physician licensed under this title, carries out the practice of prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, disposition, treatment, or rehabilitation of athletic injuries, and, in carrying out these functions the athletic trainer is authorized to use physical modalities, such as heat, light, sound, cold, electricity, or mechanical devices related to prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, disposition, rehabilitation, and treatment. See Tennessee Code 63-24-101
  • Board: means the board of athletic trainers. See Tennessee Code 63-24-101
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
(1) Deny, restrict or condition a license to any applicant who applies for the license through reciprocity or otherwise;
(2) Permanently or temporarily withhold issuance of a license;
(3) Suspend, limit or restrict a previously issued license for such time and in such manner as the board may determine;
(4) Reprimand, suspend, revoke or take such other disciplinary action in relation to an applicant or license holder as the board in its discretion may deem proper; or
(5) Permanently revoke a license.
(b) The grounds upon which the board shall exercise such power include, but are not limited to, circumstances in which the person has:

(1) Violated standards of practice as determined by the board;
(2) Practiced athletic training for compensation without holding an active license under this chapter;
(3) Used or attempted to use an athletic trainer license that has been suspended or revoked;
(4) Obtained or attempted to obtain an athletic trainer license by misleading statements, fraud or deceit or knowing misrepresentation;
(5) Used the title “athletic trainer” without being licensed under this chapter;
(6) Violated or conspired to violate this chapter, or rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this chapter; or
(7) Been convicted of a felony for the commission of an offense that bears directly on the person’s fitness to practice competently, as determined by the board.
(c) An action taken under this section shall be subject to the applicable provisions of the Fresh Start Act that are compiled in chapter 1, part 1 of this title.