Licensure for Kentucky

March 8, 2013

Kentucky will become the 40th state to have licensure, as the legislature has passed a bill  to change “certification” in the practice act to “licensure.”  The governor still needs to sign the bill, but this is expected this month.

Kentucky Athletic Trainers’ Society has worked very hard to achieve this. They join a growing list of states that recognize athletic trainers and athletic training. And this list is set to grow longer in the future.

There are just three states with certification: Louisiana, New York, and South Carolina.  It is the hope of the NATA that all states that are not recognized with licensing will do so in the coming years. It is important for athletic trainers to have this recognition and to be held to the same standard as all other health care professionals.

Join with me in congratulating Kentucky on this most recent achievement!

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