Friday Night Football In California: Is Anyone On The Sideline To Provide Emergency Medical Treatment?

There’s no guarantee that a California school’s “athletic trainer” is qualified to provide medical care because the state does not require them to be licensed.

“We know of shipping and receiving clerks and personal trainers and all sorts of people who may have nothing more than CPR and may not even have that,” says Mike Chisar, who is with the California Athletic Trainers Association.

Chisar estimates that only a third of California schools have a trainer with the education and experience required in other states.

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