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National Athletic Training Month!!!
March is National Athletic Training Month and it's a great time for everyone to go out and raise awareness about the profession. The NATA has several resources available including social media banners, images, posters, and a whole PR kit full of great ideas. There is also a social media contest through the NATA with the opportunity to win $100 Amazon Gift Cards. The DATA also presents two $150.00 awards to schools or organizations who promote athletic training during March. Please document what you and your organization do (social media, facebook, youtube videos, events, public relations, education, etc) and let the DATA know by emailing Nikki Lounsberry. The DATA will order $150.00 dollars’ worth of sports medicine equipment of your choice for your organization.
Online registration for the NATA 66th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo begins March 2nd. Individuals who sign up prior to April 30th will receive a registration discount. NATA 2015 will be held June 23-26 in St. Louis, MO.
DATA 5k Race and 1 Mile Walk
The annual DATA 5k will be held on Saturday, May 2nd in conjunction with UD's Fandemonium. Join us for a great day of fun and prizes! For more details, see our race page.
Support Bill HR 921-The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act
On February 12, 2015 the House of Representatives introduced H.R. 921: The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act. Currently, an individual’s license only covers the medical professional while practicing within his or her licensure state. If an athletic trainer or physician travels across state lines with an athletic team, they may not have any legal protection during their brief trip. While some states may allow so many days for the visiting team’s medical professionals to practice with their respective insurance, there is no guarantee the allotted time frame will cover the entirety of the trip.
This Act states:
“If a covered sports medicine professional provides covered medical services to an athlete, an athletic team, or a staff member of an athlete or athletic team in a secondary State, such services shall be deemed to have been provided in the primary State for the following purposes:
(1) Determining the medical professional liability insurance of that professional.
(2) Determining the civil and criminal malpractice liability of that professional.”
If H.R. 921 is passed, physicians, athletic trainers and any other sports medicine professional working with an athletic team will be relieved of any professional risk one previously bore.
The purpose of this letter is to educate sports medicine professionals on a current legal issue in hopes of recruiting supporters. We ask that, as a practicing sports medicine professional, you will unite with us in advocating for our rights. It is unacceptable that we should put ourselves at undue professional risk while performing our medical duties in good faith. Please join our movement by visiting and sharing with your students www.change.org to sign a petition in support of H.R. 921. This petition will be sent to the House of Representatives in support of this bill. If you would like additional information, please click here to view the Bill or click here to download a fact sheet.
Delaware High Schools Win National Athletic Trainer Association’s (NATA) Safe Sports School Award
Wilmington Friends School and Newark Charter School became the latest schools in Delaware to win the Safe Sports School Award (SSSA). Wilmington Friends received their award on August 27, 2014, and Newark Charter was awarded on September 15, 2014; both schools will be recognized as First Team schools until 2017. For more details and the full article, click here.
To ensure the quality of healthcare for the physically active in the state of Delaware.
To advance the profession of Athletic Training through education and research.
To provide quality continuing education for the membership.
To safeguard and advance the interest of its membership.
-From the DATA By-Laws