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

None - If anyone is interested in helping, contact IATS Executive Committee

Recent Committee Work/Accomplishments

   1. Advancement of the state concussion law during 2018 legislative session. 

   2.Communication to members regarding Chapter 54 – “Concussion or Other Brain Injury Return-to-Play Protocol”.  Rules effective as of January 23, 2019.  To be adopted by July 1, 2019.  (See attachment.)

   3. 2019 Session:  No action / activity planned or proposed. 

Chapter 54 Rules - Concussion or Other Brain Injury Protocol