Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 53-2-.03 - Athletic Trainer

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1)"Athletic trainer" means a person with specific qualifications, as set forth in Code Section 43-5-8 who, upon the advice and consent of a physician, carries out the practice of prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, disposition, treatment, or rehabilitation of athletic injuries; and, in carrying out these functions, the athletic trainer is authorized to use physical modalities, such as heat, light, sound, cold, electricity, or mechanical devices related to prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, disposition, rehabilitation, and treatment.
(2)The term "athletic trainer" shall not include any teacher, coach or other authorized volunteer for an elementary, middle or high school, either public or private, within this state, who do not hold themselves out to the public as athletic trainers.
(3) Nothing in this Rule shall be construed to prevent any person from serving as an athletic training student, assistant athletic trainer, teacher athletic trainer, or any similar volunteer position if such service is not primarily for compensation and is carried out under the supervision of a physician or a licensed athletic trainer.
(4) The term "athletic trainer" shall not include any person who serves as a first responder or other layman position providing basic first aid within this state but who does not perform the duties of an athletic trainer or hold himself/herself out as an athletic trainer. For purposes of this rule basic first aid includes the initial steps taken to stabilize an injury or illness situation until more advanced or professionally trained personnel can assume treatment measures. This care generally consists of simple, life-saving or injury-stabilizing techniques that a non-doctor or lay person can be easily trained to perform with minimal equipment, and is generally recognized as such by national organizations such as the American Red Cross, National Safety Council, American Heart Association or other similar organization.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 53-2-.03
Authority O.C.G.A. Secs. 43-1-25, 43-5-1, 43-5-6, 43-5-7.
Original Rule entitled "Athletic Trainer" adopted. F. Apr. 28, 1989; eff. May 18, 1989. Amended: F. Feb. 28, 1995; eff. Mar. 20, 1995. Repealed: New Rule of the same title adopted. F. Nov. 16, 2010; eff. Dec. 6, 2010.

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