SENATE MEMORIAL 57
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020
Bill B. O'Neill
DECLARING FEBRUARY 11, 2020 "NEW MEXICO ATHLETIC TRAINER DAY" IN THE SENATE.
WHEREAS, athletic trainers have a long history of providing quality health care services for athletes and those engaged in regular physical activity; and
WHEREAS, athletic trainers are educated through a nationally regulated educational process to provide comprehensive health care in five domains of clinical practice; and
WHEREAS, the five domains of clinical practice of athletic training include: prevention; clinical evaluation and assessment; immediate and emergency care; treatment and rehabilitation; and organization and professional health and well-being; and
WHEREAS, athletic trainers must pass a national board certification examination and are licensed in forty-nine states, including New Mexico; and
WHEREAS, the national athletic trainers' association represents and supports forty-five thousand members of the athletic training profession, including one hundred seventy-two athletic trainers in New Mexico; and
WHEREAS, athletic trainers are employed in a variety of settings, including professional sports organizations, colleges and universities, high schools, clinics and hospitals, performing arts centers, corporate and industrial settings and all branches of the United States military; and
WHEREAS, leading organizations concerned with athletic training and health care have united in a common commitment to raise public awareness of the importance of the profession of athletic training and the role of athletic trainers in the provision of quality health care services; and
WHEREAS, the national athletic trainers' association sponsors national athletic training month every March; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the senate to promote improved health care for athletes and all of those who engage in physical activity, including those participating in the annual legislative basketball game;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that February 11, 2020 be declared "New Mexico Athletic Trainer Day" in the senate; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this memorial be transmitted to the New Mexico athletic trainers' association and the national athletic trainers' association.
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