Urge US Senators to Allow Health Providers to Travel with Sports Teams
Written by Editor   
Friday, July 14, 2017 06:22 AM

Team physicians, including doctors of chiropractic, and other licensed sports health professionals often travel with their athletes to away games and other sanctioned sporting events outside of their home State.  When providing care to an injured player during the game or in the locker room afterwards, they are often doing so at great personal and professional risk. If they are sued, their home state license could be in jeopardy and their malpractice insurance may not cover them.

In January 2017, the House of Representatives passed unanimously H.R. 302, the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act. This legislation provides that a sports health provider’s liability insurance shall cover them outside of their home state for limited services within the scope of their practice.  Also, to the extent that the healthcare professional is licensed under the requirements of their home state to provide certain services to an athlete or to a team, they shall be treated as satisfying corresponding licensing requirements of the secondary state in these narrowly defined instances.

Act now and urge your Senators to immediately voice support for H.R. 302, pass the bill and send the bill to the president for enactment.

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