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AB-161 Athletic trainers.(2015-2016)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 2.6 (commencing with Section 18898) is added to Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code, to read:

CHAPTER  2.6. Athletic Trainers
18898.
 (a) A person shall not hold himself or herself out to be an athletic trainer, use the title “athletic trainer,” “certified athletic trainer,” “licensed athletic trainer,” “registered athletic trainer,” or any other term such as “AT,” “ATC,” “LAT,” or “CAT” to imply or suggest that the person is an athletic trainer, unless he or she meets the following requirements:
(1) He or she has done either of the following:
(A) Graduated from a college or university after completing an athletic training education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, or its predecessors or successors.
(B) Completed eligibility requirements for certification by the Board of Certification, Inc., or its predecessors or successors.
(2) He or she is certified by the Board of Certification, Inc., or its predecessors or successors.
(b) It is an unfair business practice within the meaning of Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 17200) of Part 2 of Division 7 for a person to use the title “athletic trainer,” “certified athletic trainer,” “licensed athletic trainer,” “registered athletic trainer,” or any other term such as “AT,” “ATC,” “LAT,” or “CAT,” that implies or suggests that the person is an athletic trainer, if he or she does not meet the requirements of subdivision (a).
18899.
 Notwithstanding Section 18898, a person who has worked as an athletic trainer in California for a period of 20 consecutive years prior to January 1, 2016, and who is not otherwise eligible to use the title “athletic trainer,” may use the title “athletic trainer.”