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We Need Your Support for AB161

article_ab161Hello Colleagues,

AB 161, the Athletic Trainers Title Protection Bill will be heard in the California State Assembly Business and Professions Committee on April 14.

We need your emails of support  by April 7. Please take a couple of moments to send an email of support to your legislators and ask them to support this bill today.

Support AB 161

Please forward the link to your family, friends, athletes/patients, coaches/administrators, colleagues and fellow health care providers and let’s flood the capitol with letters of support.

Thank you in advance for your support.

CATA Governmental Affairs

More About Assembly Bill 161

On January 21, 2015, the California Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA) with Assembly Member Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), introduced AB161, Title Protection for Athletic Trainers. Click here for the full bill language

The bill would make it unlawful for any person to use the title Athletic Trainer unless he or she is certified by the Board of Certification, Inc., and has either graduated from a university after completing an accredited athletic training education program, or completed eligibility requirements for certification.

Today, California is the only state in the nation that does not require regulation for athletic trainers – allowing anyone, regardless of qualifications, to identify as an athletic trainer and potentially put athletes at risk.

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