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https://www.athleticbusiness.com/law-policy/law-increases-legal-protections-for-athletic-trainers.html?eid=62196561&bid=2264465

A new piece of legislation signed into law on Friday could represent new peace of mind for athletic trainers and other sports medicine professionals.

The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act provides legal protections for athletic trainers who provide care to athletes when traveling outside of the state in which they are licensed. Essentially, the law removes barriers to athletes getting care from athletic trainers that were created by liability concerns.

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association, in a release, spelled out the changes under the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act as follows:

  • Athletic trainers can engage in the treatment of injured athletes across state lines without fear of great professional harm, such as loss of license to practice, while protected from monetary loss with professional liability insurance.
  • Health care services provided by a covered sports medicine professional to an athlete, an athletic team or a staff member of the team outside of his or her home state would be deemed to have occurred in the professional’s primary state of licensure.
  • This legislation treats medical services rendered in the secondary state as occurred in the primary state if the secondary state’s licensure requirements are substantially similar to the primary state.

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Athletic supporters already give plenty of protection.

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Fascinating.  Thats a big concern with a lot of people asked to do AT in DCI. (I know from them telling me).

Still some holes in the proposed ACT but its definitely a big step.

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