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In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. "Athletic illness" means an illness that arises from, or a manifestation of an illness that occurs as a result of, a person's participation in or preparation for games or sports or participation in recreational activities or physical fitness activities.
2. "Athletic injury" means an injury sustained by a person as a result of that person's participation in or preparation for games or sports or participation in recreational activities or physical fitness activities, or any injury sustained by a person that is of the type that occurs during participation in or preparation for games or sports or participation in recreational activities or physical fitness activities, regardless of the circumstances under which the injury was sustained.
3. "Athletic trainer" means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter.
4. "Athletic training" includes the following performed under the direction of a licensed physician and for which the athletic trainer has received appropriate education and training as prescribed by the board:
(a) The prevention, recognition, examination, evaluation, rehabilitation and management of athletic injuries.
(b) The prevention, evaluation, immediate care and monitoring of athletic illnesses.
(c) The referral of a person receiving athletic training services to appropriate health care professionals, as necessary.
(d) The use of heat, cold, water, light, sound, electricity, passive or active exercise, massage, mechanical devices or any other therapeutic modality to prevent, treat, rehabilitate or recondition athletic injuries.
(e) The planning, administration, evaluation, and modification of methods for prevention and risk management of athletic injuries and athletic illnesses.
(f) Education and counseling related to all aspects of the practice of athletic training.
(g) The use of topical pharmacological agents in conjunction with the administration of therapeutic modalities and pursuant to a prescription issued pursuant to the laws of this state and for which an athletic trainer has received appropriate education and training.
5. "Athletic training student" means a student who is currently enrolled in an athletic training education program that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the board.
6. "Board" means the board of athletic training.
7. "Direct supervision" means that the supervising athletic trainer is present in the facility or on the campus where athletic training students are performing services, is immediately available to assist the person being supervised in the services being performed and maintains continued involvement in appropriate aspects of the services being performed.
8. "Direction of a licensed physician" means direction as prescribed by the board by rule pursuant to section 32-4103.
9. "Licensed physician" means a person who is licensed pursuant to chapter 13 or 17 of this title.
10. "Restricted license" means a license on which the board places restrictions or conditions, or both, as to the scope of practice, place of practice, supervision of practice, duration of license status or type or condition of a person to whom the licensee may provide services.