[Rev. 6/21/2024 9:19:50 AM]

[NAC-640B Revised Date: 6-24]

CHAPTER 640B - ATHLETIC TRAINERS

640B.020        Interpretation of certain statutory terms.

640B.030        Adoption by reference and periodic review of certain standards of professional practice and requirements to maintain certification.

640B.040        Examination for licensure: Determination of passing grade.

640B.050        Submission of items required for renewal of license.

640B.060        Fees.

640B.070        Proof of completion of didactic education and training hours required to perform dry needling; requirements for courses to satisfy required hours.

640B.080        Duties and prohibited acts of athletic trainer performing dry needling; contents of form for consent.

 

 

 

REVISER’S NOTE.

      Pursuant to the provisions of NRS 0.024, former NAC 640B.005, 640B.010, 640B.013 and 640B.015 contained definitions that were deemed duplicative of those set forth in NRS 640B.025, 640B.060 and 640B.065, respectively, and were removed from chapter 640B of NAC in accordance with ch. 56, Stats. 2009, which contains the following provision not included in NRS:

      “Sec. 2.  The Legislative Counsel shall, in preparing supplements to the Nevada Administrative Code, appropriately change, move or remove any words and terms in the Nevada Administrative Code in a manner that the Legislative Counsel determines necessary to ensure consistency with the provisions of section 1 of this act [NRS 0.024].”

 

      NAC 640B.020  Interpretation of certain statutory terms. (NRS 640B.015, 640B.021, 640B.260)  As used in NRS 640B.015 and 640B.021:

     1.  “Amateur athletic organization” means an entity that regulates or sponsors athletic activities by persons who have never accepted money, or who accept money under restrictions specified by a regulatory body, for participating in such athletic activities.

     2.  “Intercollegiate athletic association” means an entity that regulates or sponsors athletic activities between colleges or universities.

     3.  “Interscholastic athletic association” means an entity that regulates or sponsors athletic activities between high schools.

     4.  “Professional athletic organization” means an entity that regulates or sponsors athletic activities by persons who participate in such athletic activities for economic gain.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Athletic Trainers by R181-05, eff. 6-1-2006)

      NAC 640B.030  Adoption by reference and periodic review of certain standards of professional practice and requirements to maintain certification. (NRS 640B.260)

     1.  The Board hereby adopts by reference the standards of professional practice and the requirements to maintain certification, including, without limitation, any requirements for continuing education, set forth in Standards of Professional Practice adopted by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification, Inc. The publication is available, free of charge, from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification, Inc., at the Internet address http://www.bocatc.org.

     2.  The Board will periodically review the standards and the requirements in the publication described in subsection 1. Within 30 days after each review, the Board will determine whether any change made to the standards or the requirements is appropriate for application in this State. If the Board does not disapprove a change to an adopted standard or requirement within 30 days after each review, the change is deemed to have been approved by the Board.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Athletic Trainers by R181-05, eff. 6-1-2006)

      NAC 640B.040  Examination for licensure: Determination of passing grade. (NRS 640B.260, 640B.310)  The passing grade for the examination required by paragraph (g) of subsection 1 of NRS 640B.310 will be determined by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification, Inc., or its successor organization.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Athletic Trainers by R181-05, eff. 6-1-2006)

      NAC 640B.050  Submission of items required for renewal of license. (NRS 640B.260, 640B.340, 640B.400)  All items required by NRS 640B.340 and 640B.400 for the renewal of a license must be received by the Board, or postmarked, not later than June 30 of each year. If the Board does not receive the items, or if the items are not postmarked, on or before June 30, the license expires.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Athletic Trainers by R106-07, eff. 1-30-2008)

      NAC 640B.060  Fees. (NRS 640B.250, 640B.260, 640B.410)

     1.  The Board will charge and collect the following fees:

 

For an initial application for a license.............................................................................. $300

For the renewal of a license............................................................................................... 150

For the restoration of an expired license............................................................................ 300

For the issuance of a duplicate license................................................................................. 25

For a change of name on a license....................................................................................... 25

For a list of business addresses of licensees........................................................................ 25

For a list of business addresses of licensees on mailing labels.......................................... 100

For a dishonored check........................................................................................................ 25

 

     2.  A fee charged and collected pursuant to this section:

     (a) Must accompany the application or other documentation to which the fee pertains; and

     (b) Is not refundable.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Athletic Trainers by R106-07, eff. 1-30-2008)

      NAC 640B.070  Proof of completion of didactic education and training hours required to perform dry needling; requirements for courses to satisfy required hours. (NRS 640B.260)

     1.  Before performing dry needling, an athletic trainer must submit to the Board written proof of successful completion of at least 150 hours of didactic education and training in dry needling which meets the requirements set forth in this section.

     2.  The courses taken to satisfy the didactic education and training requirements must:

     (a) Be approved by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification, Inc., or its successor organization, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, or its successor organization, or the Board of Athletic Trainers;

     (b) Include instruction concerning:

          (1) The use of sterile needles in accordance with standards prescribed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States Department of Health and Human Services or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States Department of Labor;

          (2) The aspects of human anatomy relevant to dry needling;

          (3) Control of blood-borne pathogens; and

          (4) Circumstances under which performing dry needling on a patient may or may not be appropriate;

     (c) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (d), be provided as part of a graduate-level program of study approved by the Board; and

     (d) Include at least 25 hours of didactic instruction and training provided through a postgraduate course of study that requires the successful completion of a written examination and a practical examination. Each part of the course, including, without limitation, each examination, must be completed in person.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Athletic Trainers by R053-19, eff. 11-2-2020)

      NAC 640B.080  Duties and prohibited acts of athletic trainer performing dry needling; contents of form for consent. (NRS 640B.260)

     1.  Before performing dry needling, an athletic trainer must obtain a signed form which provides informed consent from the patient. Such a form must include, without limitation:

     (a) The definition of “dry needling” set forth in NRS 640B.037;

     (b) A description of the particular treatment that will be provided and the risks and benefits of the treatment; and

     (c) The signature of the patient.

     2.  An athletic trainer who performs dry needling:

     (a) Shall use only single-use, single-insertion sterile needles;

     (b) Shall not insert the same needle:

          (1) More than one time in a person; or

          (2) In more than one person;

     (c) Shall not retain a needle in the body of a patient after completing a procedure;

     (d) Shall dispose of each needle after completing a procedure;

     (e) Shall not delegate dry needling to a student athletic trainer, graduate student athletic trainer or other person who is not authorized to perform dry needling; and

     (f) Shall ensure that the form described in subsection 1 is maintained as part of the health care records of the patient pursuant to NRS 629.051.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Athletic Trainers by R053-19, eff. 11-2-2020)