The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), led by the Committee on Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy, works with government relations staff to identify priorities, draft responses - testimony or official comments - to proposed legislation or regulation and communicate to the AOSSM membership and leadership regarding those priority issues.

Legislation or Regulation of Interest

 

Passage of Sports Medicine Clarity Act Improves Care for All Athletes

October 5, 2018
Washington, DC —The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is proud to have been part of the process to cross the finish line with the passage of the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R.302) which was signed into law this week as part of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The legislation provides legal protection for traveling team physicians and safeguards injured athletes’ timely access to the health care professionals who know and understand their medical history best. 

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 HR 3014 Medical Controlled Substances Transportation Act of 2015 

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 Update from Washington

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