Committee: Governmental AffairsSponsor: Waggoner
Analyst: Jessica PerezDate: 02/02/2021

FISCAL NOTE

Senate Bill 73 as introduced (1) provides further for the licensing and regulation of athletic trainers, (2) provides further for the formal professional relationship between an athletic trainer and a physician, (3) provides further for the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers, and (4) establishes the Advisory Council of the State Board of Medical Examiners and the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers.

This bill increases the rate at which a member of the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers may be compensated from $50 to $100 for each day spent in the performance of their duties. The Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers estimates that this increase in compensation would increase the expenditures of the Athletic Trainers Fund in the State Treasury by a maximum of $2,000 annually.

The establishment of the Advisory Council by this bill would increase the compensation expenditures of the Athletic Trainers Fund in the State Treasury to compensate members of the Council appointed by the Board by a maximum of $300 per meeting or function of the Advisory Council and by an additional undetermined amount based on the amount of subsistence and travel allowance reimbursed the respective members of the Advisory Council.

The establishment of the Advisory Council by this bill would increase the compensation expenditures of the State Board of Medical Examiners’ Fund to compensate members of the Council appointed by the Board by a maximum of $300 per meeting or function of the Advisory Council and by an additional undetermined amount based on the amount of subsistence and travel allowance reimbursed to respective members of the Advisory Council.

The establishment of the Advisory Council will also increase the duties and obligations of the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers and the State Board of Medical Examiners to provide clerical and administrative support by an undetermined amount.


 Jimmy Holley, Chairperson
Governmental Affairs