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Senate Bill 1160 Printer's Number 1936

PENNSYLVANIA, September 21 - "Athletic training services."

(1) The management and provision of care of [injuries]

AN INJURY to a physically active person as defined in this

act with the direction of a licensed physician. The term

includes the rendering of emergency care, development of

injury prevention programs and providing appropriate

preventative and supporting devices for the physically active

person. The term also includes the assessment, management,

treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning of the

physically active person whose conditions are within the

professional preparation and education of a licensed athletic

trainer. The term also includes the use of modalities such as

mechanical stimulation, heat, cold, light, air, water,

electricity, sound, massage and the use of therapeutic

exercises, reconditioning exercise and fitness programs.

(2) Athletic training services shall not include

[surgery, invasive procedures or prescription of any

controlled substance] any of the following:

(i) Surgery.

(ii) Prescription of any controlled substance.

(iii) Invasive procedures, except an athletic

trainer licensed to practice may, with the direction of a

licensed physician, perform the following invasive

procedures pursuant to a written protocol :

(A) Rectal thermometry.

(B) Intramuscular or subcutaneous medication

administration injections.

(C) Airway adjuncts in conformity with basic

life support protocols and instruments.

(D) Capillary finger sticks for the purpose of

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