Governmental Affairs Committee

Chair: Brian Fitz Gerald, BSN, ATC, LAT
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Mission Statement
The mission of the Legislative and Governmental Affairs Committee is to advise and provide policy recommendations regarding legislative, regulatory, and political action issues to the ATOM Executive Council and to inform the membership of public policy issues affecting the athletic training profession.

Committee Goals

  • Monitors governmental activities that may impact the athletic training profession.
  • Review legislation and regulatory changes for their impact on athletic training.
  • Recommend policy on legislative, regulatory and legal issues to the Executive Council.
  • Develop and coordinate state legislative and regulatory strategies.
  • Prioritizes public policy issues according to importance, ability to succeed, and financial impact on the athletic training profession.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with legislative and state administrative staff.
  • Recommend communications regarding state and federal government actions for distribution to the ATOM members.
  • Develop and proposes solutions to public health problems in cooperation with ATOM members, legislative and state administrative staff.
  • Supports a political education program designed to assist members in the legislative and public policy process.
  • Support education programs for association meetings involving legislative, governmental and public policy issues.
  • Supports members to testify before boards, commissions and committees regarding athletic training issues.

Athletic Training Practice Act Summary

SD 1432
SD 471

ATOM Legislative Agenda

Legislator Letter Template

Friend/Supporter of AT Legislator Letter Template

Instructions and Tips for Contacting your Legislator

Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts
PO Box 22
Weymouth MA 02188

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