201 KAR 9:300. Athletic trainer restrictions.


      RELATES TO: KRS 311.908


      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 311.908(1) authorizes the State Board of Medical Licensure to promulgate administrative regulations relating to the certification and practice of athletic trainers. The purpose of this administrative regulation is to specify when an athletic trainer may be employed in the private practice of a licensed physician.


      Section 1. "Athlete" means participating athletes at:

      (1) An educational institution;

      (2) A professional athletic organization; or

      (3) Other bona fide athletic organization.


      Section 2. Athletic trainer certified by the board may treat athletes while working in a private practice if he:

      (1) Has a written contract from a:

      (a) Bona fide educational institution;

      (b) Professional athletic organization; or

      (c) Other bona fide organization; and

      (2) Practices under the advice and consent of an athlete's team physician.


      Section 3. The provisions of this administrative regulation shall not be applied in a manner that restricts the right of an individual to choose his physician. (18 Ky.R. 210; Am. 996; eff. 10-11-91.)