ARIZONA ATHLETIC TRAINER'S ASSOCIATION EDUCATIONAL STATEMENT REGARDING PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS (PPE)
A change early this school year in AIA by-laws regarding the categories of health care professionals authorized to administer and sign pre-participation physical examination (PPE) forms, brings to light certain challenges confronting athletic trainers (ATs) working in the high school setting. This change was an expansion on a by-law change adopted several years ago, but with this recent development the Arizona Board of Athletic Training (ABAT) has taken a particular interest in the issue. At it’s regular monthly meeting on December 1, 2014, ABAT voted to issue a notification to licensees pertaining to this issue. Since that time, The Arizona Athletic Trainers’ Association (AzATA) Board of Directors working with ABAT to refined the wording of this notification which has now been finalized.