The Iowa Athletic Trainers Society is composed of highly skilled health care professionals. Through research, education and service IATS works to advance, encourage, and improve the profession of athletic training.

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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

  • The Legislature's anticipated return to session moved from April 16 to at least April 30 pending the COVID-19 situation.  

  • The Legislature is dealing with various logistic issues surrounding the timing of, and continuation of, the 2020 session.

  • Our lobbyists continue to stay in contact with legislators and will keep us updated on any necessary information when it's available.  

  • More information can be found within the attached document. 

  • Please contact Troy Kleese, GAC Chair, at if there are any questions regarding current Governmental Affairs items.