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 1        AN ACT to amend the Illinois Athletic  Trainers  Practice
 2    Act by changing Section 3.

 3        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:

 5        Section 5.  The Illinois Athletic Trainers  Practice  Act
 6    is amended by changing Section 3 as follows:

 7        (225 ILCS 5/3) (from Ch. 111, par. 7603)
 8        Sec. 3.  Definitions.  As used in this Act:
 9        (1)  "Department"  means  the  Department of Professional
10    Regulation.
11        (2)  "Director"  means  the  Director   of   Professional
12    Regulation.
13        (3)  "Board"   means   the  Illinois  Board  of  Athletic
14    Trainers appointed by the Director.
15        (4)  "Licensed athletic trainer" means a person  licensed
16    to  practice  athletic  training under as defined in this Act
17    and with the specific qualifications set forth in  Section  9
18    of this Act who, upon the direction or referral of a licensed
19    physician,  osteopath,  podiatrist, dentist, or chiropractor,
20    carries  out  the  practice   of   prevention,   recognition,
21    evaluation,    management,    treatment,   disposition,   and
22    rehabilitation related to the care of athletes. of his or her
23    team physician  or  consulting  physician,  carries  out  the
24    practice    of    prevention/emergency   care   or   physical
25    reconditioning of injuries incurred by athletes participating
26    in  an  athletic  program   conducted   by   an   educational
27    institution,    professional    athletic   organization,   or
28    sanctioned  amateur  athletic  organization   employing   the
29    athletic  trainer;  or a person who, under the direction of a
30    physician, carries out  comparable  functions  for  a  health
31    organization-based  extramural  program  of athletic training
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 1    services  for  athletes.  Specific  duties  of  the  athletic
 2    trainer include but are not limited to:
 3             A.  supervision  of  the  selection,  fitting,   and
 4        maintenance of protective equipment;
 5             B.  provision of assistance to the coaching staff in
 6        the   development   and  implementation  of  conditioning
 7        programs;
 8             C.  counseling of athletes on nutrition and hygiene;
 9             D.  supervision of athletic  training  facility  and
10        inspection of playing facilities;
11             E.  selection  and  maintenance of athletic training
12        equipment and supplies;
13             F.  instruction and supervision of  student  trainer
14        staff;
15             G.  coordination with a team physician to provide:
16                  (i)  pre-competition  physical  exam and health
17             history updates,
18                  (ii)  game  coverage  or  phone  access  to   a
19             physician or paramedic,
20                  (iii)  follow-up injury care,
21                  (iv)  rehabilitation  reconditioning  programs,
22             and
23                  (v)  assistance  on  all  matters pertaining to
24             the health and well-being of athletes; .
25             H.  provision of on-site injury care and  evaluation
26        as   well   as   appropriate   transportation,  follow-up
27        treatment  and  rehabilitation  as  necessary   for   all
28        injuries sustained by athletes in the program;
29             I.  with  a  physician,  determination  of  when  an
30        athlete   may   safely   return   to  full  participation
31        post-injury; and
32             J.  maintenance of complete and accurate records  of
33        all athletic injuries and treatments rendered; and .
34             K.  interpretation of referrals from physicians.
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 1        To  carry  out  these  functions  the athletic trainer is
 2    authorized to utilize modalities including, but  not  limited
 3    to, such as heat, light, sound, cold, electricity, exercise,
 4    therapeutic   massage,   mobilization,   or   mechanical  and
 5    assistive devices related  to  treatment  and  rehabilitation
 6    care and reconditioning.
 7        (5)  "Referral"  means  the  guidance or direction to the
 8    athletic trainer given by the licensed physician,  who  shall
 9    maintain supervision of the athlete.
10        (6)  "Athlete"   means  an  individual  participating  in
11    fitness   training   or   conditioning,    recreational    or
12    occupational   activities,   or   sports  or  other  athletic
13    competition,  practices,   or   events   requiring   physical
14    strength,  agility,  flexibility,  range of motion, speed, or
15    stamina.
16    (Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

17        Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  July
18    1, 2000.

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