4755.65 Exemptions.

(A) Nothing in sections 4755.61 to 4755.64 of the Revised Code shall be construed to prevent or restrict the practice, services, or activities of any person who:

(1) Is an individual authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, or podiatry, a dentist licensed under Chapter 4715. of the Revised Code, a chiropractor licensed under Chapter 4734. of the Revised Code, a dietitian licensed under Chapter 4759. of the Revised Code, a physical therapist licensed under this chapter, or a qualified member of any other occupation or profession practicing within the scope of the person's license or profession and who does not claim to the public to be an athletic trainer;

(2) Is employed as an athletic trainer by an agency of the United States government and provides athletic training solely under the direction or control of the agency by which the person is employed;

(3) Is a student in an athletic training education program approved by the athletic trainers section leading to a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university and is performing duties that are a part of a supervised course of study;

(4) Is not an individual licensed as an athletic trainer in this state who practices or offers to practice athletic training while traveling with a visiting team or organization from outside the state or an event approved by the section for the purpose of providing athletic training to the visiting team, organization, or event;

(5) Provides athletic training only to relatives or in medical emergencies;

(6) Provides gratuitous care to friends or members of the person's family;

(7) Provides only self-care.

(B) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prevent any person licensed under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code and whose license is in good standing, any person authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery and whose certificate to practice is in good standing, any person authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice podiatry and whose certificate to practice is in good standing, any person licensed under Chapter 4734. of the Revised Code to practice chiropractic and whose license is in good standing, any person licensed as a dietitian under Chapter 4759. of the Revised Code to practice dietetics and whose license is in good standing, any person licensed as a physical therapist under this chapter to practice physical therapy and whose license is in good standing, or any association, corporation, or partnership from advertising, describing, or offering to provide athletic training, or billing for athletic training if the athletic training services are provided by a person licensed under this chapter and practicing within the scope of the person's license, by a person licensed under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code and practicing within the scope of the person's license, by a person authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice podiatry, by a person authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery, by a person licensed under Chapter 4734. of the Revised Code to practice chiropractic, or by a person licensed under Chapter 4759. of the Revised Code to practice dietetics.

(C) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as authorizing a licensed athletic trainer to practice medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, podiatry, or chiropractic.

Effective Date: 04-10-2001; 04-06-2007