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Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers
If you did not renew your license prior to July 1, 2016, your license has entered into a lapse-late renewal status and you may not continue to practice in the state of Georgia.
BUT WAIT! IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO RENEW THE LICENSE! GO ONLINE AND APPLY FOR RENEWAL BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 2016!
Yes, you may still apply to renew your license; however, the renewal fee will include a penalty surcharge for late renewal. Simply complete the renewal application and submit it along with the renewal fee as well as any other supporting documentation that may be required. Once the late renewal period has begun, all required documentation must be received in the board office prior to the close of business on September 30, 2016 in order for the application to be considered as complete. Should the application and supporting documents not be submitted by the date indicated, the renewal fee is forfeited, the license will lapse and it will no longer be eligible for renewal. Applicants will then be required to apply for licensure by reinstatement which requires the submission of a reinstatement application and an additional fee.
As of January 1, 2014 Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated was amended to enact the “Return to Play Act of 2013” to include the requirement that public and private schools and public recreation leagues provide information to parents on the nature and risk of concussions, head injuries, endorse concussion recognition education courses and establish concussion management and return to play policies. In addition, the amendment provides for definitions within the miscellaneous provisions under the “Quality Basic Education Act.”
HOW DOES THIS AFFECT ATHLETIC TRAINERS?
The amendment defines ‘Health care provider’ as “a licensed physician or another licensed individual under the supervision of a licensed physician, such as a…certified athletic trainer who has received training in concussion evaluation and management.” As a matter of public protection, the Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers encourages all licenses to become familiar with this statutory change and practice accordingly.