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49 Pa. Code § 18.503. Licensure requirement.

§ 18.503. Licensure requirement.

 (a)  A person may not use the title ‘‘athletic trainer’’ or ‘‘licensed athletic trainer’’ or use any abbreviation including ‘‘A.T.,’’ ‘‘A.T.L.’’ or ‘‘L.A.T.’’ or any similar designation to indicate that the person is an athletic trainer unless that person has been licensed by the Board.

 (b)  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a person may not perform the duties of an athletic trainer unless that person is licensed by the Board. This provision is not intended to prevent the following:

   (1)  A person trained and licensed or certified under any other law from engaging in the licensed or certified practice in which the person is trained.

   (2)  An athletic trainer from another state, province, territory or the District of Columbia, who is employed by an athletic team or organization that is competing in this Commonwealth only on a visiting basis, from providing athletic training services, provided the practice of the athletic trainer is limited to the members of the team or organization.

   (3)  An athletic training student practicing athletic training that is coincidental to required clinical education and is within the scope of the student’s education and training.

 (c)  Athletic trainers licensed by the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine are deemed licensed by the Board.

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