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TEAM PHYSICIAN
AND GAME COVERAGE

LEGALITIES AND LIABILITY
WITH TEAM TRAVEL

CHRISTOPHER KAEDING, MD THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM which you
Christopher.Kaeding@osumc.edu
care for has a big game with a rival team just over the state border where
JAMIE GREGORIAN, JD you do not carry a license to practice medicine. While accompanying them,
Gregorian@aaos.org you manage injuries on the sideline, including a concussion and a dislocated
finger. Getting back on the bus, the assistant coach sprains his ankle and of
BRETT OWENS, MD course you attend to him also. Are you covered to provide this team coverage
owensbrett@gmail.com in another state? Never mind malpractice coverage, is this even the legal
practice of medicine?
MICHAEL SMITH, MD
orthomjs@aol.com When providing out-of-state medical support for your team while
traveling, you are exposed to potential medicolegal risks. Recently, several
DANIEL SOLOMON, MD episodes involving team physicians caring for athletes or team contingent
dan@revolution-sports.com members highlights those risks. Specifically, providing medical care in some

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