Governmental Affairs Committee

​​Purpose is to monitor state and federal legislation; develop strategic relationships with external organizations; monitor the AT Practice Act; provide society members with current policy, regulatory and legislative information; and foster members involvement in legislative activities.


Committee Chair
Troy Kleese



Committee Members

Melanie Mason

Nate Newman

Legislative Update - Iowa Athletic Trainers’ Society       June 16, 2020                                                                                                                           

Note: 2020 Legislative session completed on Sunday, June 14, 2020. 



1. HF 2627                                                

  • An Act relating to qualifications for holding professional licensure in this state (Governor’s Bill)

  • Bill Status:  Passed both House and Senate

  • Bill to accompany this update

  • Senate Companion Bill:  SSB 3122:  See below. 


Key bill components:

  • Process for AT’s moving to Iowa to obtain license.  Maintains qualifications must be met.  Board discretion.

  • Sec. 47.  CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.  The boards designated in section 147.13 shall require licensees required to complete continuing education credits prior to the renewal of a license set to expire in 2020 to complete such continuing education credits by June 30, 2021. A license set to expire in 2020 shall not expire until June 30, 2021.

  • Sec. 48.  CONTINUING EDUCATION —— ELECTRONIC MEANS.  For the period beginning on the effective date of this division of this Act through June 30, 2021, notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, each licensing board, as defined in section 272C.1, shall allow licensees to satisfy continuing education requirements by electronic means.

  • Sec. 49.  SCHOOL PHYSICALS —— TEMPORARY PROVISIONS.  For the period beginning on the effective date of this division of this Act through December 31, 2020, a student participating in interscholastic athletics who presents to the student’s superintendent a certificate signed on or after July 1, 2019, by a licensed physician or surgeon, osteopathic physician or surgeon, chiropractor, physician assistant, or advanced registered nurse practitioner, to the effect that the student has been examined and may safely engage in athletic competition, shall be deemed to have complied with the regulatory provisions of 281 IAC 36.14(1).



1. SF 2392 – Died in session.  An Act relating to review of license boards and sunset of boards


2. SF 2329  - Died in session.  An Act relating to adding Occupational Therapists as health care providers for purposes of concussion law


3. SF 2393 – Became HF 2627 (Above)



  1. Administrative Rule – 4982C:  MANDATORY REPORTER – Routine Training for Athletic Trainers

  • Question currently regarding what training qualifies. 

  • Pre COVID-19:  Per Steve Garrison, IDPH – “Ideally a draft press release will go out to AT’s”. 

  • Current: Per Steve Garrison, IDPH – “We held off on sending with all that was going on with COVID.  We didn't want to bombard emails and had the message drafted, but thought the timing wasn't the greatest.  We can send now.”  6.16.20

  • NOTE TO ATHLETIC TRAINERS:  Be on lookout for IDPH communications regarding process for obtaining/maintaining Mandatory Reporter training.  IATS has not seen any preliminary messages, so will need to assess information once is received.




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