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Legal Considerations and Administration

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thletic trainers or sports medicine professionals are responsible for any negligent harm they may cause to another person. More important, a sports
medicine professional may be held responsible for harm that results from a
failure to resolve situations with a potential for injury. A clear understanding
of risk management and good judgment are essential to a successful career in sports
medicine. Acting as a "reasonable" individual can minimize the risk of liability and
improve the quality of care provided to the athletes and patients.
In addition to prudent and reasonable behavior, a well-written code of ethics,
clearly defined consequences for failure to comply with ethical or safety regulations,
and a supportive safety committee can go a long way in preventing legal consequences. These components should always be clearly documented (in writing). In
addition to keeping copies for your own records, be sure to post or distribute the
rules and consequences to all participants (and their parents/guardians in the case of
minors). It is a good idea to have each participant sign a copy of these documents;
these signed copies should be kept with other important legal documents such as
insurance forms, waivers, and releases.
Above all, keep in mind that a safe and positive experience for the athletes is
the main objective of any athletic activity. If the athletes or clients are not enjoying
themselves, something needs to change. Open and honest communication can help
determine what modifications need to take place. An equal blend of caution and
compassion will help to effectively make those changes. The bottom line: The safety
of the athlete is everyone's responsibility and should be treated as such.

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