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Hawaii gives strong “yes” to keeping regulation of athletic trainers

In the past, athletic trainers might have appeared on a list of occupations likely to be targeted for deregulation. But the Hawaii auditor, in the first sunset evaluation of athletic trainer regulation since 2012 when it was adopted, emphatically concludes in a September 2017 sunset report that continued regulation by the state is warranted, largely because of the potential threat that Improperly trained athletic trainers can pose to students dealing with injuries.

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