The mission of the TATS Governmental Affairs Committee is to insure the growth of the Athletic Training profession through legislative efforts. The committee is dedicated to monitoring legislative efforts that impact the Athletic Training profession. Our role is to be active in the process of influencing public and governmental policy at the State and local levels. The committee will represent TATS and its members in all legislative efforts that affect the practice of Athletic Trainers in the State of Tennessee. Our goal is to promote the professional status of Athletic Trainers, as well as our unique skill set as allied health care professionals, by working in collaboration with federal, state, and local agencies.