1. The board has the power and duty to:

    1. Promulgate all rules that are reasonably necessary for the performance of its duties, in accordance with the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, compiled in title 4, chapter 5;
    2. License athletic trainers in compliance with this chapter;
    3. Terms Used In Tennessee Code 63-24-111

      • Board: means the board of athletic trainers. See Tennessee Code 63-24-101
      • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
      • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
      • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

    4. Prescribe application forms for licensure and conduct, or select a licensure examination and establish the prerequisites, if any, for admission to the examination. The board is authorized to enter into a contract or agreement with an examination service and/or select an intermediary between the board and the examination service to process applicants for the examination;
    5. Establish fees, in addition to those enumerated in § 63-24-106, that are necessary for the operation of the board, in accordance with § 9-4-5117;
    6. Establish guidelines and standards for athletic trainers in the state that are not inconsistent with the other provisions of this chapter, and the grounds upon which disciplinary action may be taken, in addition to those causes enumerated in § 63-24-107;
    7. Establish all requirements for mandatory continuing education as a condition of continued licensure, including a mechanism for waiver of the requirements in cases of undue hardship; and
    8. Issue advisory private letter rulings to any affected licensed practitioner or license holder who makes a request regarding any matters within the board’s primary jurisdiction. The private letter ruling shall only affect the person making the inquiry, and shall have no precedential value for any other inquiry or future contested case that might come before the board. Any dispute regarding a private letter ruling may be resolved pursuant to the declaratory order provisions of § 4-5-223, if the board chooses to do so.
  2. The board shall pay all money received by it into the state treasury and the commissioner of finance and administration shall make such allotments out of the general fund that the commissioner may deem proper for the necessary and proper expenses of the board. No expenditure shall be made by the board, unless and until the allotment has been made by the commissioner. The allotment shall be disbursed under the general budgetary laws of the state.