Regulatory Affairs

Active voice for the profession

NATA continues to monitor regulatory issues and submit formal comment letters when issues impact the athletic training profession.

NATA is actively engaging legislators and other health care coalitions and organizations in an effort to raise the profile of the athletic training profession. Through our education efforts to these groups, we promote the recognition of ATs.

NATA is conducting outreach to commercial insurers that currently reimburse AT services to acquire data showing ATs reduce cost and increase quality of care. Learn more about NATA's efforts to advance reimbursement, plus find all resources available to members, in the Revenue & Reimbursement section. 



U.S. Department of Labor Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Salary and Overtime Protections

On March 13, 2014, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Labor (DOL) to update the regulations defining which white-collar workers are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime requirements. The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. Read more about the U.S. Department of Labor final rulemaking on salary and overtime protections and the U.S. Department of Labor Overtime Exemptions Under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and new rule.


Formal Comment Letters

NATA often comments on proposed rules and regulations that may affect the athletic training profession. Read the comment letters.