Michigan NOTICE: Michigan Athletic Trainers – New Administrative Rules Effective September 28, 2017
Effective September 28, 2017, the revised Athletic Trainer rules went into effect. The following significant
changes were made:
• Licensure by examination applicants are required to have passed the BOC examination. See R
338.1309 and 338.1325.
• Licensure by endorsement applicants are required to have passed the BOC examination and possess
current emergency cardiac care certification. See R 338.1317 and 338.1325.
• Licensure requirements for foreign-trained applicants were changed to recognize BOC certification
offered in foreign countries. An applicant must have passed the BOC examination. See R 338.1321.
• Approved programs for emergency cardiac care has been expanded. See R 338.1341.
• The Required hours of Continuing Education (CE) has been reduced from 80 hours to 75 hours. The
required hours in pain and symptom management has been increased from 1 hour to 3 hours. See R
338.1349 and 338.1357.
• An applicant seeking re-licensure whose license has lapsed for 3 years or less must comply with the
CE requirements. If lapsed for more than 3 years, the applicant must comply with the CE requirements
and complete a criminal background check, as well as show he or she was practicing in another
jurisdiction within 3 years of the application or has retaken and passed the BOC examination or has
current BOC certification. See R 338.1345.
• The Delegation and Supervision requirements were changed to clarify that a licensee must provide
general supervision when delegating acts, tasks, or functions that are within the scope of practice
of a licensed athletic trainer and direct supervision when delegating acts, tasks, or functions that
are not within the scope of a licensed athletic trainer or when delegating to an unlicensed individual.
Additionally, the rule prohibits a licensee from delegating to a secondary-school student, if it requires
the student to engage in the practice of athletic training. See R 338.1369.
• R 338.1377, regarding prohibited conduct, was rescinded and replaced by R 338.1378, which adopts
the BOC “Standards of Professional Practice Implement January 1, 2006”.
To view the revised rules to ensure compliance please visit the following link:
Our office is diligently working on updating our forms and relative information on our website to reflect
the changes of the revised Athletic Trainer rules. For additional information, please visit our website at
Texas In 2015 the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 202, transferring the Athletic Trainers program from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR). The
program transfer to TDLR took place in October 2016. As part of our mission to deliver improved service to
Texans at a lower cost, TDLR reduced the following fees for the Athletic Trainers program:
Athletic Trainers Previous Fee TDLR Fee Reduced Reduced
Criminal History Evaluation Letter Fee $50 $25 $25 50%
Reinstatement Fee $75 $0 $75 100%
In their first year at TDLR, Athletic Trainers kept $10,966.50 in their pockets due to these fee reductions.
(October 2016 – September 2017)
We’ve also reduced the word count in the Athletic Trainers program administrative rules to make them more
clear, concise, and easier to read--without impacting their effectiveness:
Athletic Trainers DSHS TDLR Difference Reduced
Administrative Rules Word Count 12,860 5,255 7,605 59%
At TDLR, one of our core values is open and free communication. During this first year, the 4,690
email subscribers were contacted 13 times for a total of 60,970 emails, with information about meetings, rule
changes, licensing, and more. In addition, since November 2015 the public and all interested parties have been
invited to six public meetings of the Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers.
TDLR is delivering on our promise to eliminate unnecessary barriers to doing business, promote transparency
and accountability, and protect the health and safety of all Texans. We look forward to serving you, and always
appreciate any feedback at: email@example.com