Terms used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, mean:
(1) "Athletic trainer," a person with specific qualifications as set forth in § 36-29-3, whose responsibility is the prevention, evaluation, emergency care, treatment, and reconditioning of athletic injuries under the direction of the team or treating physician. The athletic trainer may use cryotherapy, which includes cold packs, ice packs, cold water immersion, and spray coolants; thermotherapy, which includes topical analgesics, moist hot packs, heating pads, infrared lamp, and paraffin bath; hydrotherapy, which includes whirlpool; and therapeutic exercise common to athletic training which includes stretching and those exercises needed to maintain condition; in accordance with a physician's written protocol. Any rehabilitative procedures recommended by a physician for the rehabilitation of athletic injuries which have been referred and all other physical modalities may be administered only following the prescription of the team or referring physician;
(2) "Board," the Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners as created by chapter 36-4.
Source: SL 1984, ch 255, § 1.
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