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Action Alert: Reintroduction of Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act
April 4 saw the reintroduction of the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (S. 808) in the Senate. Introduced by Sens. John Thune (R-SD) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), this bill would provide added legal protections for sports medicine professionals when they're traveling with professional, high school, college, or national sports teams by extending the provider's "home state" professional liability insurance to any other state the team may visit.
This bill, passed out of the House in January, originally didn’t include PTs but our advocacy from the Sports Section, along with support from APTA staff, led to PTs being included in the list of eligible providers. We are extremely thankful for the overwhelming support this legislation received in the House and want to continue this momentum in the Senate, hopefully seeing passage and the bill being signed in to law during the 115th Congress, but we can’t achieve this without your support.
This legislation is imperative to gaining the necessary protections to allow us to continue to provide these crucial sports medicine services to athletes as they travel across the Country. Please email your Senators through APTA’s Legislative Action Center and request that they cosponsor this bill today!
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