SB 1017 - This act modifies the Missouri Athletic Trainers Practice Act by removing the definition for the term "athlete," modifying the definition of "athletic trainer," and defines the term "athletic training student."
An athletic trainer may initiate treatment for a new injury with a prescription or referral from an approved health care provider, as defined in the act.
The State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts may issue a six month temporary license to an athletic trainer who is licensed in another state, whose license has not been disciplined, and who meets additional requirements as established by the Board.
Currently, the Board must annually prepare a roster of names and addresses of Missouri licensed athletic trainers, make copies of the list available upon request, and set and charge a fee for the roster. Under the act, the Board shall make the roster available and repeals the provisions regarding the setting and charging of a fee.
No longer shall athletic trainer licenses expire on January 13th each year, but on a schedule as established by rule.
The act also modifies provisions regarding the Athletic Trainer Advisory Committee. Each member of the Committee must remain a Missouri resident throughout his or her term, and one member of the Committee shall be a member of the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts.
Current law provides that the provisions licensing athletic trainers do not apply to certain other health care professionals, including athletic trainers from other states performing duties for their respective teams or organizations. The act specifies that this exception only applies if the team or organization's visit does not exceed thirty days, and removes dentists and optometrists from this list of exceptions.
Violations of these provisions are punished as a Class B misdemeanor, rather than as a Class C misdemeanor.
This act is similar to HB 2375 (2016).