In addition to words and terms defined in § 54.1-2900 of the Code of Virginia, the following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
"Advisory board" means the Advisory Board on Athletic Training to the board as specified in § 54.1-2957.5 of the Code of Virginia.
"Athletic trainer" means a person licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine to engage in the practice of athletic training as defined in § 54.1-2900 of the Code of Virginia.
"Board" means the Virginia Board of Medicine.
"Direction" means authorization by a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, podiatry, or dentistry for care and treatment by a verbal order if the doctor or dentist is present or by written order, telecommunication, plans of care, protocols, or standing orders if the doctor or dentist is not present.
"NATABOC" means the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification.
"Student athletic trainer" means a person enrolled in an accredited bachelor's or master's level educational program in athletic training.
A separate board regulation, 18VAC85-11, Public Participation Guidelines, provides for involvement of the public in the development of all regulations of the Virginia Board of Medicine.
A. Unless otherwise provided, fees listed in this section shall not be refundable.
B. The following fees have been adopted by the board:
1. The application fee shall be $130.
2. The fee for renewal of licensure shall be $135 and shall be due in the licensee's birth month, in each odd-numbered year.
3. A fee of $50 for processing a late renewal within one renewal cycle shall be paid in addition to the renewal fee.
4. The fee for reinstatement of a license that has expired for two or more years shall be $180 and shall be submitted with an application for reinstatement.
5. The fee for reinstatement of a license pursuant to § 54.1-2408.2 of the Code of Virginia shall be $2,000.
6. The fee for a duplicate renewal license shall be $5.00, and the fee for a duplicate wall certificate shall be $15.
7. The handling fee for a returned check or a dishonored credit card or debit card shall be $50.
8. The fee for a letter of verification to another jurisdiction shall be $10.
9. The fee for an inactive license shall be $70, and the fee for a late renewal shall be $25.
10. For 2021, the fee for renewal of an active license shall be $108, and the fee for renewal of an inactive license shall be $54. No person shall practice or hold himself out as practicing as an athletic trainer in the Commonwealth unless licensed by the board except as provided in § 54.1-2957.6 of the Code of Virginia.
Upon written request from an applicant and his employer and for good cause shown, an applicant who provides documentation of current NATABOC certification
and, if licensed or certified by another jurisdiction in the United States, documentation that his license or certificate is current and unrestricted, may be granted temporary authorization to practice as an athletic trainer for 45 days pending submission of all other required documentation and issuance of a license. At the discretion of the board, additional time, not to exceed 15 days, may be allowed to complete the application process.
A. An applicant who has been approved by NATABOC to sit for the certification examination may be granted a provisional license to practice athletic training under the supervision
and control of an athletic trainer.
B. The graduate shall submit an application for a provisional license to the board for review and approval by the Chair of the Advisory Board on Athletic Training or his designee.
C. The provisional license shall expire six months from issuance or upon receipt of notification of a failing score on the NATABOC certification examination or upon licensure as an athletic trainer by the board, whichever comes first.
Any athletic trainer who does not hold a license to practice in Virginia and who seeks registration to practice on a voluntary basis under the auspices of a publicly supported, all volunteer, nonprofit organization that sponsors the provision of health care to populations of underserved people shall:
1. File an application for registration on a form provided by the board at least five business days prior to engaging in such practice;
2. Provide a complete record of professional certification or licensure in each state in which he has held a certificate or license and a copy of any current certificate or license;
3. Provide the name of the nonprofit organization, the dates and location of the voluntary provision of services; and
Pay a registration fee of $10; and 5. Provide a notarized statement from a representative of the nonprofit organization attesting to its compliance with provisions of subdivision 27 of § 54.1-2901 of the Code of Virginia. A. An athletic trainer shall be responsible for the actions of persons engaging in the practice of athletic training under his supervision and direction. B. An athletic trainer shall ensure that unlicensed persons under his supervision shall not perform those functions that require professional judgment or discretion in the practice of athletic training. An athletic trainer shall be responsible for the actions of persons acting under his supervision and direction. Violations of Chapter 29 (§ 54.1-2900 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia may subject a licensee to sanctions as set forth in § 54.1-2915 of the Code of Virginia.
A. Practitioners shall comply with the provisions of § 32.1-127.1:03 of the Code of Virginia related to the confidentiality and disclosure of patient records.
Practitioners shall provide patient records to another practitioner or to the patient or his personal representative in a timely manner and in accordance with provisions of § 32.1-127.1:03 of the Code of Virginia. C. Practitioners shall properly manage patient records and keep timely, accurate, legible and complete patient records. D. C. Practitioners who are employed by a health care institution, school system or other entity in which the individual practitioner does not own or maintain his own records shall maintain patient records in accordance with the policies and procedures of the employing entity. E. D. Practitioners who are self-employed or employed by an entity in which the individual practitioner does own and is responsible for patient records shall : develop policies regarding retention of records and adhere to those policies. 1. Maintain a patient record for a minimum of six years following the last patient encounter with the following exceptions: a. Records of a minor child, including immunizations, shall be maintained until the child reaches the age of 18 or becomes emancipated, with a minimum time for record retention of six years from the last patient encounter regardless of the age of the child; b. Records that have previously been transferred to another practitioner or health care provider or provided to the patient or his personal representative; or c. Records that are required by contractual obligation or federal law may need to be maintained for a longer period of time. F. From October 19, 2005, athletic trainers who maintain their own patient records shall post information or in some manner inform all patients concerning the time frame for record retention and destruction. Patient records shall only be destroyed in a manner that protects patient confidentiality, such as by incineration or shredding. G. When a practitioner is closing, selling or relocating his practice, he shall meet the requirements of § 54.1-2405 of the Code of Virginia for giving notice that copies of records can be sent to any like-regulated provider of the patient's choice or provided to the patient.