WSR 08-11-060

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed May 16, 2008, 2:07 p.m. , effective July 1, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2008.

Purpose: The purpose of adopting chapter 246-916 WAC is to establish licensing requirements for athletic trainers. The adopted rules define minimum education and examination requirements for licensure.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.250.020.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-03-066 on January 14, 2008.

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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 5, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 5, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 12, 2008.

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

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Chapter 246-916 WAC

LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR ATHLETIC TRAINERS


NEW SECTION
WAC 246-916-010   Licensure requirements.   To be eligible for licensure, applicants must provide evidence of:

(1) Completion of an approved educational program as determined in WAC 246-916-020; and

(2) Attaining a passing score on the examination administered by the board of certification for athletic trainers (BOC) or its predecessor or successor organization as approved by the secretary; and

(3) Completion of seven clock hours of AIDS education and training as required in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 8; and

(4) Any other written declarations or documentation, as required by the secretary.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 246-916-020   Approved educational programs.   The secretary recognizes and approves these educational programs:

(1) Courses of instruction conducted by schools that have obtained accreditation of the program in athletic training from the commission on accreditation of athletic training education (CAATE) or its predecessor or successor organization as approved by the secretary; or

(2) Completion of a bachelors or advanced degree attained prior to January 1, 2004, including at a minimum:

(a) Course work in:

(i) Health, such as, nutrition, drugs/substance abuse, health education, personal health and wellness or a course in pathology or pathophysiology or pharmacology is considered an acceptable substitution;

(ii) Human anatomy;

(iii) Kinesiology/biomechanics;

(iv) Human physiology;

(v) Physiology of exercise;

(vi) Basic and advanced athletic training; and

(b) Completion of an internship with a minimum of 1,500 practical hours under direct supervision of a National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) certified athletic trainer.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 246-916-030   Applicants currently licensed in other states.   Before licensure may be issued to any individual currently licensed to practice as an athletic trainer in another state, as provided in chapter 18.250 RCW, applicants must provide evidence of:

(1) Having met the education requirements for licensure as defined in WAC 246-916-020; and

(2) Attaining a passing score on the examination as defined in WAC 246-916-010; and

(3) Verification of credential from any state; and

(4) Completion of seven clock hours of AIDS education and training as required in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 8; and

(5) Any other written declarations or documentation, as required by the secretary.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 246-916-040   Inactive license.   A practitioner may obtain an inactive credential. Refer to the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 4.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 246-916-050   Expired license.   If the license has expired, the practitioner must meet the requirements of chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

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