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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: February 20, 2015 03:44 PM
From: Senator Jake Corman
To: All Senate members
Subject: Traveling Team Physicians
 
In the near future, I plan to introduce two bills to allow out-of-state visiting athletic team physicians to treat athletes during athletic events without the need for a Pennsylvania medical license.

Many teams in Pennsylvania and around the country employ medical personnel who travel with the team and coaches for the purpose of providing medical care. These team physicians have established medical relationships with the athletes and are well suited to provide care while teams are competing. 21 states currently allow for visiting team physicians to practice in their state without meeting home state licensing requirements.

The legislation provides that any visiting team physician must be licensed in their home state and have an agreement with a sports team to provide care for the team while traveling. In addition, restrictions will be placed on the time visiting team physicians can practice in Pennsylvania.

Both of these bills were introduced last session as Senate Bills 1492 and 1493.



Document #1

Introduced as SB685

Description: Bill #1 will amend the Medical Practice Act to allow traveling team physicians to practice in Pennsylvania. 

Thank you for your consideration of this memo.  If you have any questions about this legislation, please feel free to contact Scott Sikorski in my office at 717-787-1377. 
 

Document #2

Introduced as SB686

Description: Bill #2 will amend the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act to allow traveling team physicians to practice in Pennsylvania. 

Thank you for your consideration of this memo.  If you have any questions about this legislation, please feel free to contact Scott Sikorski in my office at 717-787-1377.