WSR 16-11-057
[Filed May 13, 2016, 12:24 p.m., effective June 13, 2016]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Amending WAC 246-916-020 Approved educational programs, the rule amends WAC 246-916-020 to allow graduates of accredited athletic training educational programs outside of the United States to meet athletic trainer licensure requirements in Washington. The adopted amendment simplifies rule language and allows qualified applicants who have received training in accredited programs in other countries to obtain licensure in Washington.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-916-020.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.250.020 and 18.250.060.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 16-04-054 on January 28, 2016.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: In subsection (1) changed "approved" to "accepted" because the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer does not approve programs. The change was made as a result of stakeholder comments.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: May 13, 2016.
John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-11-060, filed 5/16/08, effective 7/1/08)
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)):
(1) Any accredited educational program accepted by the board of certification for the athletic trainer (BOC) as meeting the requirements to sit for the certification examination; 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)) an athletic trainer certified by the BOC.