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The lack of regulation of the athletic training profession poses a significant risk to Californians, as well as businesses and athletic trainers. California continues to be the only state that does not regulate the profession of athletic training, which means anyone can call themselves an athletic trainer. There are documented cases of harm resulting from this dangerous situation.

In California, there are hundreds of uneducated and non-certified individuals working in high schools and calling themselves athletic trainers. These individuals are making medical decisions, such as concussion recognition and return-to-play choices. Without a defined scope of practice, certified athletic trainers expose themselves and their employers to legal and financial liability risks.

AB 1592 which was introduced by Assemblymember Rob Bonta in February, would provide for licensure of the athletic training profession in California. The bill would mandate education and certification standards, create a scope of practice and provide a mechanism for the public to report incidents of harm and have them investigated. This regulation will protect hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Californians and the economic interests of businesses, schools and universities in the state.

AB 1592 will be heard in the Assembly Business and Professions Committee.  Please take a moment to send an email (we’ve provided a template for your convenience) to ask your Assemblyperson and key Committee Members to support this bill.

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Thank you for your support of athlete and public safety. All letters are counted – your voice will truly make a difference!