Law Increases Legal Protections for Athletic Trainers

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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:

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