Subdivision 1. Applicability.
The definitions in this section apply to this chapter.
Subd. 2. Approved continuing education program.
"Approved continuing education
program" means a continuing education program that meets the continuing education requirements
and is approved by the board.
Subd. 3. Approved education program.
"Approved education program" means a university,
college, or other postsecondary education program of athletic training that, at the time the
student completes the program, is approved or accredited by the National Athletic Trainers
Association Professional Education Committee, the National Athletic Trainers Association Board
of Certification, or the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Athletic Training
in collaboration with the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of
Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, and the National Athletic Trainers Association.
Subd. 4. Athlete.
"Athlete" means a person participating in exercises, sports, games, or
recreation requiring physical strength, agility, flexibility, range of motion, speed, or stamina.
Subd. 5. Athletic injury.
"Athletic injury" means an injury sustained by a person as a result
of the person's participation in exercises, sports, games, or recreation requiring physical strength,
agility, flexibility, range of motion, speed, or stamina.
Subd. 6. Athletic trainer.
"Athletic trainer" means a person who engages in athletic training
and is registered under section
Subd. 7. Board.
"Board" means the Board of Medical Practice.
Subd. 8. Credential.
"Credential" means a license, permit, certification, registration, or
other evidence of qualification or authorization to practice as an athletic trainer in this state or
any other state.
Subd. 9. Credentialing examination.
"Credentialing examination" means an examination
administered by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification for credentialing
as an athletic trainer, or an examination for credentialing offered by a national testing service that
is approved by the board.
Subd. 10. Primary employment site.
"Primary employment site" means the institution,
organization, corporation, or sports team where the athletic trainer is employed for the practice
of athletic training.
Subd. 11. Primary physician.
"Primary physician" means a licensed medical physician who
serves as a medical consultant to an athletic trainer.
History: 1993 c 232 s 3