1Amending the act of December 20, 1985 (P.L.457, No.112),
2entitled "An act relating to the right to practice medicine
3and surgery and the right to practice medically related acts;
4reestablishing the State Board of Medical Education and
5Licensure as the State Board of Medicine and providing for
6its composition, powers and duties; providing for the
7issuance of licenses and certificates and the suspension and
8revocation of licenses and certificates; providing penalties;
9and making repeals," providing for visiting team physician.

10The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
11hereby enacts as follows:

12Section 1. The act of December 20, 1985 (P.L.457, No.112),
13known as the Medical Practice Act of 1985, is amended by adding
14a section to read:

15Section 13.6. Visiting team physician.

16(a) Licensure exemption.--A physician who is licensed to
17practice in another state shall be exempt from the licensure
18requirements of this act while practicing in this Commonwealth
19if either of the following apply:

20(1) The physician has a written or oral agreement with a

1sports team to provide care to the team members and coaching
2staff traveling with the team for a specific sporting event
3to take place in this Commonwealth.

4(2) The physician has been invited by a national sport
5governing body to provide services at a national sport
6training center in this Commonwealth or to provide services
7at an event or competition in this Commonwealth which is
8sanctioned by the national sport governing body so long as:

9(i) The physician's practice is limited to that
10required by the national sport governing body.

11(ii) The services provided by the physician must be
12within the area of the physician's competence.

13(b) Limitations.--A physician who is exempt under subsection
14(a) from licensure may not:

15(1) Provide care or consultation to any person residing
16in this Commonwealth other than a person delineated in
17subsection (a) or as otherwise provided by State law.

18(2) Practice at a health care clinic or health care
19facility including an acute care facility.

20(c) Duration.--An exemption under subsection (a) shall be
21valid for the following duration:

22(1) An exemption under subsection (a)(1) shall remain in
23force while the physician is traveling with the sports team
24but shall be no longer than ten days in duration per sporting
25event. A maximum of 20 additional days per sporting event may
26be granted upon prior request by the physician but may not
27exceed 30 days total.

28(2) An exemption under subsection (a)(2) shall remain in
29force during the time certified by the national sport
30governing body, which may not exceed 30 days.

1Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.