Bill Text: FL H0831 | 2011 | Regular Session | Comm Sub

Bill Title: High School Athletic Trainers


Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2011-05-07 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration [H0831 Detail]

Download: Florida-2011-H0831-Comm_Sub.html
CS/CS/HB 831

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to high school athletic trainers;
3requiring the Florida High School Athletic Association to
4conduct a study related to the need for athletic trainers
5in certain high schools and to submit the study's findings
6to the Governor and Legislature by a specified date;
7providing an effective date.
9Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11     Section 1.  The Florida High School Athletic Association
12shall conduct a study to evaluate the need for athletic trainers
13in each high school in the state that participates in athletics.
14The association shall consult with school districts, medical
15professionals, and the Department of Health to consider the
16need, cost, and availability of hiring an athletic trainer for
17each high school that participates in athletics. The study shall
18include, at a minimum, data related to the number of schools
19that currently employ an athletic trainer, the sports supervised
20by an athletic trainer, and the injury rates for those sports
21supervised by an athletic trainer compared to the injury rates
22for the same sports not supervised by an athletic trainer. For
23purposes of this study, "high school" includes grades 6 through
2412. The association shall submit its findings to the Governor,
25the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of
26Representatives by December 1, 2011.
27     Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.

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