SB 247
Modifies provisions relating to athletic trainers
LR Number:
Last Action:
3/11/2019 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Professional Registration Committee (1288S.04C)
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2019

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 247 - This act modifies provisions relating to athletic trainers, including a number of definitions. (Section 334.700)

Under this act, an athletic trainer is required to refer any individual whose medical condition is beyond the scope of their education, training, and competence to a licensed physician. (Section 334.703)

No person shall hold himself or herself out as an athletic trainer or to be practicing athletic training, by title or description, unless such person has been licensed. (Section 334.704)

Under this act, the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts may issue a temporary license to any person who is licensed as an athletic trainer in any other state, who has attested that no professional license issued to him or her has ever been disciplined, and who meets any other requirements established by the Board. A temporary license issued by the Board is valid for six months from the date of issuance, or until a permanent license is issued or denied.

Currently, the Board is required to make available a roster of the name and business addresses of all athletic trainers licensed in the state. This act removes the requirement that such information be annually prepared, and that copies be made available to any person upon request. In addition, this act removes the requirement that the Board set the fee for the roster, and adopt an official seal. (Section 334.706)

Under current law, any person seeking licensure after August 28, 2006, must be a resident, or in the process of establishing residency in the state, and have passed the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification examination. Under this act, any person seeking licensure is required only to have passed the Board of Certification, Inc.'s examination.

Currently, the Board shall grant licensure to any qualified nonresident athletic trainer holding a license or licensure in another state if such other state recognizes licenses or licensure of the state of Missouri. This act repeals this provision. (Section 334.708)

All applications for initial licensure shall, under current law, be accompanied by an initial licensure fee which shall be paid to the Director of Revenue and deposited by the State Treasurer. Under this act, all fees charged by the Board shall be collected and deposited into the Board of Registration for the Healing Arts Fund. (Section 334.710)

All licenses issued under current law shall expire on January 30 of each year. Under this act, all licenses shall expire pursuant to a schedule established by rule. (Section 334.712)

This acts adds a provision allowing the Board to deny a license or seek discipline if any person has practiced in the state of Missouri while no longer certified as an athletic trainer by the Board of Certification, Inc.

Current law sets forth disciplinary actions the Board may take after the filing of a complaint before the Administrative Commission, and a finding by the Commission that the grounds for disciplinary action are met. This act removes such disciplinary actions, and instead allows the Board to impose any of the disciplines currently authorized by the Board against other Board licensees. (Section 334.715)

Under this act, the Missouri Athletic Trainer Advisory Committee is to be composed of 6 members, rather than 5, to be appointed by the Board. Each member of the Committee shall be a resident of the state of Missouri for five years immediately preceding appointment, and remain a resident of Missouri throughout the term. The additional member shall be a member of the Board.

Current law exempts dentists licensed by the Missouri Dental Board, and optometrists licensed by the State Board of Optometry. Under this act, dentists and optometrists are not exempt from athletic training licensing provisions.

Under this act, athletic trainers holding a valid credential from other nations, states, or territories performing their duties for their respective teams or organizations if they restrict their duties only to their teams or organizations and only during the course of their teams' or organizations' visit, not to exceed 30 days in one calendar year, in this state are exempt from athletic training licensing provisions. (Section 334.721)

The provisions of this act become effective 30 days after the effective date of this act. (Section 334.726)

This act is substantially similar to SCS/HB 705 (2019), and is similar to SB 454 (2017), HB 882 (2017), and HB 2375 (2016).



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