Article - Health Occupations
(a) In this subtitle
the following words have the meanings indicated.
supervising physician” means one or more physicians designated
by the supervising physician to provide supervision of an athletic
(1) During the
absence of the supervising physician; and
(2) In accordance
with the evaluation and treatment protocol on file with the Board.
means an individual who participates in an athletic activity.
activity” means exercise, recreation, sport, competition, or
(1) Requires physical
strength, range of motion, flexibility, control, speed, stamina, or
(2) Is associated
with a setting as defined under this section, an educational institution,
or a professional, amateur, or recreational sports club or athletic
injury” means an injury that affects an athlete’s participation
or performance in an athletic activity.
means the State Board of Physicians.
means the Athletic Trainer Advisory Committee established under §
14–5D–04 of this subtitle.
(1) The schools
in the public elementary and secondary education system of the State;
(2) A noncollegiate
educational institution governed under § 2–206 of the Education
(3) An institution
of higher education as defined in § 10–101 of the Education
and treatment protocol” means a document that is executed by
a physician and an athletic trainer that meets the requirements of §
14–5D–11 of this subtitle.
means a license issued by the Board to practice athletic training.
athletic trainer” means an individual who is licensed by the
Board to practice athletic training.
health care practitioner” means an individual licensed, certified,
or otherwise authorized to practice a health occupation under this
certifying board” means the National Athletic Trainers’
Association Board of Certification, Inc., or its successor organization.
physician” means a physician licensed by the Board who is not
the supervising physician of the licensed athletic trainer.
referral” means a request for treatment from a nonsupervising
physician or licensed health care practitioner.
(p) (1) “Practice
athletic training” means application of the following principles
and methods for managing athletic injuries for athletes in good overall
health under the supervision of a licensed physician:
(ii) Clinical evaluation
rehabilitation, and reconditioning.
athletic training” includes:
and administration of an athletic training program; and
to coaches, athletes, parents, medical personnel, and community members
regarding the care and prevention of athletic injuries.
athletic training” does not include:
(i) The practice
including adjustments, manipulation, or high velocity mobilizations
of the spine or extremities;
2. Massage therapy;
5. Physical therapy;
(ii) The reconditioning
of systemic neurologic injuries, conditions, or disease; or
(iii) Except for
the conditioning of an athlete under the supervision of a treating
physician, the treatment, rehabilitation, or reconditioning of nonathletic
injuries or disease.
(1) Location where
an athletic activity, as defined in subsection (d) of this section,
is being held;
(2) Health or fitness
(3) Clinic or hospital;
physician” means a physician who has been approved by the Board
to supervise one or more athletic trainers.
means the responsibility of a physician to provide ongoing and immediately
available instruction, in person, by telephone, or by other electronic
means, that is adequate to ensure the safety and welfare of a patient
and is appropriate to the setting.