Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4249Primary Sponsor: WaldropType of Legislation: GBSubject: Athletic trainerResiding Body: SenateCompanion Bill Number: 1255Computer Document Number: NO5/7919.ACIntroduced Date: Jan 22, 1992Date of Last Amendment: Apr 01, 1992Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: Apr 07, 1992Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: WaldropType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4249 Senate Apr 07, 1992 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference 4249 House Apr 02, 1992 Read third time, sent to Senate 4249 House Apr 01, 1992 Amended, read second time 4249 House Mar 19, 1992 Committee Report: Favorable 27 with amendment 4249 House Jan 22, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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April 7, 1992
S. Printed 4/7/92--S.
Read the first time April 7, 1992.
TO AMEND SECTION 44-75-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE ATHLETIC TRAINERS' ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "ATHLETIC TRAINER"; TO AMEND SECTION 44-75-50 RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION OF AN ATHLETIC TRAINER, SO AS TO CLARIFY THESE REQUIREMENTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-75-100, RELATING TO CERTAIN EDUCATIONAL OR ATHLETIC ORGANIZATION EMPLOYMENT THAT CONSTITUTES EMPLOYMENT AS AN ATHLETIC TRAINER, SO AS TO INCLUDE EMPLOYMENT ON A CONTRACTUAL BASIS AND EMPLOYMENT WITH A HOSPITAL OR REHABILITATION CENTER AS CONSTITUTING EMPLOYMENT AS AN ATHLETIC TRAINER.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 44-75-20(a) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(a) `Athletic trainer' means a person with specific qualifications as set forth in Section 44-75-50 who, upon the advice and consent of his team a licensed physician, carries out the practice of care, prevention, and physical rehabilitation of athletic injuries incurred by athletes on the team by which the athletic trainer is employed, and who, in carrying out these functions, may use physical modalities such as including, but not limited to, heat, light, sound, cold, electricity, or mechanical devices related to rehabilitation and treatment."
SECTION 2. Section 44-75-50 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 44-75-50. An applicant for an athletic trainer certification must pass the National Athletic Trainers' Association certification examination and:
(a) have met the athletic training curriculum requirements of a college or university and give proof by a means of a certified transcript; or
(b) have a B.S. degree in physical or corrective therapy with a minor in physical education or health which includes a basic athletic training course and have spent at least two academic years working under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer; or
(c) have earned a four-year college degree with appropriate academic courses and have completed four two years working under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer and pass an examination prescribed by the department."
SECTION 3. Section 44-75-100 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 44-75-100. For purposes of this chapter, a person is actively engaged as an athletic trainer if he the person is employed on a salary or contractual basis by an educational institution, a hospital, rehabilitation clinic, professional athletic organization, or other bona fide athletic organization for the duration of the institution's school year or the length of the athletic organization's season and performs the duties of athletic trainer as a major responsibility of this employment. An athletic trainer is prohibited from practicing other than provided for in this act."
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.