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CRAMER: Sports Medicine Bill Clarifies Liability Issues for Teams Traveling Out of State

Jan 9, 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer said a bill passed by the House of Representatives today clarifies liability concerns of sports medicine professionals traveling with athletic teams to other states. 

H.R. 302, the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act,  ensures  sports medicine professionals are covered by their malpractice insurance while traveling out-of-state with athletic teams. It clarifies their services are protected in the state where they are licensed and not in the state where they are providing the medical services.

“Sports medicine professionals have faced uncertainty about liability when traveling out of state with their teams,” said Cramer.  “This bill allows these professionals to focus on providing exceptional health care to injured athletes without worrying about putting their medical licenses at risk.