(HB 1172)

Athletic trainers licensing revised.

         ENTITLED, An Act to  revise certain provisions regarding the regulation of athletic trainers.


     Section  1.  That § 36-29-3 be amended to read as follows:

     36-29-3.   The Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners shall issue an athletic trainer license to an any applicant who:

             (1)      Has a baccalaureate degree and has met the athletic training course requirements of a college or university approved by the board; and

             (2)      Has served a board approved internship as an athletic trainer under the direct supervision of a licensed athletic trainer; and

             (3)      Has passed a written and oral an examination approved by the board ; and

             (4)      Has demonstrated competency in each of the therapeutic modalities listed in § 36-29-1 to a board approved examiner or has shown proof of successful completion of a course in therapeutic modalities .

     Section  2.  That § 36-29-8 be amended to read as follows:

     36-29-8.   There is created an athletic training committee, which shall be comprised of three residents of this state who are licensed to practice athletic training in the state , one of which shall be a registered physical therapist . This committee shall assist the Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners in conducting exams and shall assist the board in all matters pertaining to the licensure, practice and discipline of those licensed to practice athletic training in this state and the establishment of rules and regulations pertaining to athletic training. The South Dakota Athletic Trainers' Association shall nominate two people for each vacancy at least six months prior to the vacancy. Each person appointed to the committee after the initial members shall serve for a period of three years. The board shall fill the vacancy from a list of nominees presented by the South Dakota Athletic Trainers' Association. In the event a vacancy arises due to death, retirement or removal from the state, such the vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as an original appointments appointment . The member shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term.

     Section  3.  That § 36-29-15 be amended to read as follows:

     36-29-15.   Failure of a licensee to renew his a license on or before the first day of July of the year of expiration shall constitute constitutes a forfeiture of the license. Any person who has forfeited his a license under this chapter may have it restored to him by making written application and by payment of the renewal fee for the current term. However, late renewal of a license may not be granted more than five years after its expiration. The board may establish, pursuant to §  36-29- 14, additional continuing education requirements for late license renewals.

     Section  4.  That § 36-29-16 be repealed.

     Signed February 23, 2005