In the following guest editorial, Nicole Dahl offers some thoughts on California’s athletic training regulations (or lack thereof): Imagine yourself needing a diagnostic blood test. Would you prefer to have your blood drawn by a certified Phlebotomy Technician who has completed a required number of hours of supervised training, has
Assemblymember Kevin Mullin announces legislation to protect the public and regulate athletic training in California
Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) has announced legislation that would protect the public by requiring licensure for athletic trainers in California – the only state in the nation that does not regulate the profession. Under Assembly Bill 3110, individuals must be certified by the Board of Certification before they
Kevin Salamone’s eyes were locked on a soccer ball, floating tantalizingly through the air, so he never saw the elbow coming. He jumped for a header just as a defender’s arm crashed down on his skull, bashing his brain from above. The blow left Salamone stunned, with vision blurred so badly that he
Legislation would protect the public by requiring licensure for athletic trainers in California – the only state in the nation that does not regulate the profession. Under Assembly Bill 3110, individuals must be certified by the Board of Certification before they can call themselves “athletic trainers,” health care professionals charged
Kirsten Farrell, a health science and medical technology teacher for Venice Senior High School, was named by State Superintendent Tom Torlakson as one of five 2018 California Teachers of the Year. She is the only Los Angeles teacher in 2017 to receive the honor.
California high schools are lacking in qualified athletic trainers to attend to student-athletes, according to a report from Fox 40, Sacramento’s Fox affiliate. The Golden State is home to over 800,000 high school athletes but law in California does not require high schools to have athletic trainers at practices and games.
According to the California Interscholastic Federation, there are more than 800,000 high school athletes in the state but California does not require schools to have certified athletic trainers at practices and games. “Absolutely, we have to fix it. It is alarming because health and safety questions on the sidelines of
Colleagues; The challenges involved with successfully running legislation often go beyond the policy inherent with the bill itself. Our author, Assemblymember Matt Dababneh, is resigning from the legislature over recurrent charges of sexual harassment. When the news of the charges became public, your legislative team immediately began exploring different options.
San Diego athletic trainers Robbie Bowers and Christina Scherr talk with KUSI’s Paul Rudy about California’s lack of licensure and need for regulation of athletic trainers in the state.