H.R. 921 Passes in the House
After several years of collaborative work with members of Congress, the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R. 921) was passed by the House of Representatives Monday, Sept. 12, a historic event for NATA and the athletic training profession.
H.R. 921, clarifies medical liability rules for athletic trainers and other medical professionals to ensure they’re properly covered by their liability insurance while traveling with athletic teams in another state. Under the bill, health care services provided by a covered athletic trainer or other sports medicine professional to an athlete, athletic team or a staff member in another state will be deemed to have satisfied any licensure requirements of the secondary state. In addition, the providers will be able to treat injured athletes across state lines without the fear of incurring great professional loss.
Now the bill moves to the Senate and we need all members to contact our Senators as soon as possible and ask them to support the bill, S. 689. To contact Senator Blumenthal, please call (202) 224-2823 or here. To contact Senator Murphy, call (202) 224-4041 or here. Once passed in the Senate, it will go to the president's desk to be signed into law.
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