<<Prev Rule

Texas Administrative Code

Next Rule>>
RULE §110.12Scope of Practice

(a) A licensed athletic trainer prevents, recognizes, assesses, manages, treats, disposes of, and reconditions athletic injuries and illnesses under the direction of a physician licensed in this state or another qualified, licensed health professional who is authorized to refer for health care services within the scope of the person's license.

(b) The activities listed in subsection (c)(1) - (7) may be performed in any setting authorized by a licensed physician and may include, but not be limited to, an educational institution, professional or amateur athletic organization, an athletic facility, or a health care facility.

(c) Services provided by a licensed athletic trainer may include, but are not limited to:

  (1) planning and implementing a comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention program;

  (2) conducting an initial assessment of an athlete's injury or illness and formulating an impression of the injury or illness in order to provide emergency or continued care and referral to a physician for definitive diagnosis and treatment, if appropriate;

  (3) administering first aid and emergency care for acute athletic injuries and illnesses;

  (4) coordinating, planning, and implementing a comprehensive rehabilitation program for athletic injuries;

  (5) coordinating, planning, and supervising all administrative components of an athletic training or sports medicine program;

  (6) providing health care information and counseling athletes; and

  (7) conducting research and providing instruction on subject matter related to athletic training or sports medicine.

(d) A licensee shall not provide health care services which are not within the definition of "athletic training" in the Act except in accordance with state and federal laws and rules applicable to the provided services including, but not limited to, Occupations Code, Chapter 157, relating to a physician's delegated authority; other licensure laws; and laws relating to the possession and distribution of controlled substances.

Source Note: The provisions of this §110.12 adopted to be effective October 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 4435

Link to Texas Secretary of State Home Page | link to Texas Register home page | link to Texas Administrative Code home page | link to Open Meetings home page