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Legal Considerations and Administration

Student enrIchment ActIVItIeS
Complete the following sentences.
1. _________ _________ _________ is the degree of care, skill, and diligence ordinarily exercised by other

caregivers under the same or similar circumstances.
2. _________ determines liability.
3. The most common type of lawsuit involving athletic injuries is _________.
4. _________ _________ is the control of factors that produce risk.
5. _________ guide or influence our behavior.
6. Sports medicine is _________ medicine.

List the responsibilities that correspond to the letters in the acronym S.A.F.E.
7. S
8. A
9. F
10. E

Write T for true, or F for false. Rewrite the false statements to make them true.
11. T
12. T
13. T
14. T
15. T
16. T

F
F
F
F
F
F

Written standards for conduct, behavior, and moral philosophy are known as a code of ethics.
Gambling on games is unsporting conduct, but is legal.
All initiation rituals are illegal.
Sports medicine professionals should have malpractice insurance.
The laws for athletic training and fitness instruction vary from state to state.
A patient's medical record is confidential.

Complete the following exercises.
17. If you were to set up a safety committee in your school, whom would you ask to be involved?
18. Explain how the Patient's Bill of Rights might apply to an athlete.
19. Develop a set of ethical standards you would give to a team.
20. In small groups, form a safety committee and write down issues that your group members feel are

essential to risk management. Then discuss each safety committee's plan to minimize risk to the team,
athletes, or patients.
21. Using the Internet, find the cost for liability insurance for a certified athletic trainer. Then describe what

it covers and what it does not cover.
22. Evaluate two different sports and then put in writing any way the sports medicine team can minimize

risk of injury.
23. Go to the NATA website (www.nata.org) and look at the injury breakdowns of two different sports.

Comment on your findings. Discuss how the information might be used to prevent injuries.


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