SB 454 Modifies provisions of the Missouri Athletic Trainer Practice Act
Sponsor: Hoskins
LR Number: 1995S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Professional Registration
Last Action: 3/27/2017 - Hearing Conducted S Professional Registration Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2017

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Current Bill Summary

SB 454 - This act modifies provisions of the Missouri Athletic Trainer Practice Act, including the definition of "athletic trainer". The act specifies under what conditions an athletic trainer may initiate treatment.

The act provides that the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts may issue a temporary license to an athletic trainer who is licensed in another jurisdiction and who has not had disciplinary action taken against such license to practice and meets any other requirements established by the Board. A temporary license is valid for six months from the date of issuance or until a permanent license is issued or denied and shall not be renewed.

In order to become licensed a person must have passed the Board of Certification, Inc. examination and meet other requirements established by the Board of Healing Arts by rule. The Board will no longer grant, without examination, licensure to any qualified nonresident athletic trainer holding a license in another state.

Currently, all athletic training licenses expire each year on January 30th. The act provides that licenses shall expire on a schedule established by the Board by rule.

The act expands the list of reasons the Board may file a complaint with the Administrative Hearing Commission against any individual subject to the provisions of the Missouri Athletic Trainer Practice Act.

The act modifies certain provisions relating to the composition of the Missouri Athletic Trainer Advisory Committee.

Current law exempts certain professions from the provisions of licensing athletic trainers. This act removes dentists and optometrists from the exemption as well as coaches and physical education instructors operating in the performance of their duties. Additionally, the act specifies that the licensing provisions do not apply to athletic trainers who hold valid credentials from another nation, state, or territory when performing duties for a team or organization during the course of the team's or organization's visit to the state, but not to exceed 30 days in a calendar year.

Currently, any person who violates the provisions of the practice act is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. This act increases the penalty to a Class B misdemeanor.

This act is identical to HB 882 (2017) and similar to HB 2375 (2016).