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Strategic Alliance Releases Statement: Legal and Ethical Responsibility to Report Unregulated Practice

The leadership of the Strategic Alliance, which includes the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the NATA Research and Education Foundation  and the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC), has concluded that it is necessary to issue a formal statement to remind institutions, employers, Athletic Trainers (ATs) and athletic training students that the practice of athletic training by unregulated  individuals must be reported to the appropriate regulatory authorities.  Just as unregulated practice is unethical and unprofessional, so is the failure to report this practice.  Regulatory mechanisms exist to protect the public and to ensure safe and effective athletic training practice. ATs have both a legal and ethical responsibility to protect the public from those who engage in the practice of athletic training without a proper authorization from a state regulatory agency.