August 2016

E&C passes sports medicine clarity act

The US House Energy and Commerce Committee on July 13 unanimously passed the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R. 921), according to the Carrollton, TX-based National Athletic Trainers’ Association, which has worked to get Congress to take action on this legislation.

During the organization’s annual Capitol Hill Day in June, more than 400 athletic trainers from 48 states met with members of Congress and requested support for passage of the bill, which clarifies medical liability rules for athletic trainers and other medical professionals to ensure they are properly covered by their malpractice insurance while traveling with athletic teams in another state.

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