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Athletic Trainers


ItemDescription
Policy TitleAthletic Trainers
Policy CategoryAthletics (ATHL)
Policy IDATHL-000
Policy Date2015-04-02
Previous Policy Dates02/05/1986, 9/13/2001,06/06/2002, 07/11/2012
Statutory ReferenceGS 115C-12(12)


Formerly HRS-D-000


ATHLETIC INJURY MANAGEMENT

  1. Each Local Education Agency (LEA) must designate for each high school within its jurisdiction either a licensed athletic trainer who is qualified pursuant to Article 34 of Chapter 90 of the General Statutes of North Carolina or a first responder. These persons may be employed on a full-time or part-time basis or may serve as a volunteer.
  2. If not a licensed athletic trainer, a first responder must:
    1. have completed and continue to maintain certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation as certified by an organization such as the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association;
    2. have completed and continue to maintain certification in first aid as certified by an organization such as the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association;
    3. have completed and continue to maintain training in concussion management as offered  by an organization such as the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS);
    4. have completed and continue to maintain continuing education in injury prevention and management as offered by an organization such as the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS); and
    5. complete 10 hours of staff development each school year specific to first aid, injury recognition and prevention.  The 10 hours may include hours necessary for recertification/renewals.
  3. The licensed athletic trainer or first responder may not have concurrent coaching responsibilities during the time in which the person is working as a licensed athletic trainer or first responder.
  4. A licensed athletic trainer or first responder must attend all football practices and games, unless excused by the superintendent due to emergency.
  5. Each school district will monitor school athletic trainer/first responder compliance with this policy.
  6. LEAs shall work toward having a licensed athletic trainer or first responder available for all school practices and games of all sports at both the high school and middle school.

 

 

History Note:  Authority G.S. 115C-12(12); N.C. Constitution, Article IX, Sec.5;

Eff. July 1, 1986;

Amended Eff. September 30, 2002;

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