Section 4755.621 | Athletic trainers' practice under collaboration agreements.
(A) As used in this section, "athletic training diagnosis" means the judgment made after examining, evaluating, assessing, or interpreting symptoms presented by a patient to establish the cause and nature of the patient's injury, emergent condition, or functional impairment and the plan of care for that injury, emergent condition, or functional impairment within the scope of athletic training. "Athletic training diagnosis" does not include a medical diagnosis.
(B) A person licensed as an athletic trainer pursuant to this chapter may enter into a collaboration agreement with one or more physicians.
The agreement shall be in writing and signed by the athletic trainer and each physician with whom the athletic trainer collaborates. A copy of the agreement shall be maintained in the records of the athletic trainer and each collaborating physician.
The agreement shall address all of the following:
(1) The duties and responsibilities to be fulfilled by the athletic trainer when engaging in the activities described in division (C) of this section;
(2) Any limitations on the athletic trainer's performance of the activities described in division (C) of this section;
(3) A plan of care for patients treated by the athletic trainer.
(C) Subject to division (B) of this section and section 4755.623 of the Revised Code, a person licensed as an athletic trainer pursuant to this chapter who enters into a collaboration agreement is authorized to engage in all of the following activities:
(1) The prevention, examination, and athletic training diagnosis of injuries or emergent conditions resulting from physical activities that require physical skill and utilize strength, power, endurance, speed, flexibility, range of motion, or agility;
(2) The complete management, treatment, disposition, and reconditioning of injuries or emergent conditions resulting from physical activities;
(3) The provision of emergent care, therapeutic interventions, and rehabilitation for injuries or emergent conditions resulting from physical activities;
(4) The promotion of and education about wellness;
(5) The administration of drugs, including topical drugs, that have been prescribed by a licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs and are administered under the direction of the prescriber, except that an athletic trainer shall not administer intra-articular or intratendinous injections ;
(6) The performance of athletic training research;
(7) The organization and administration of educational programs and athletic training facilities;
(8) The education of and consulting with the public as it pertains to athletic training.
Last updated November 8, 2021 at 11:42 AM
Available Versions of this Section
- January 27, 2022 – Enacted by House Bill 176 - 134th General Assembly [ View January 27, 2022 Version ]