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Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers


The Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers is a four-member board consisting of two athletic trainers, a practicing physician and one consumer member. The members are appointed by the Governor to provide consumer protection and public health and welfare through the regulation of the profession. The Board processes licensure applications and receives, investigates and adjudicates complaints issued against licensed athletic trainers.


                                                        


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.






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Atlanta, Georgia 30334
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