CARSON CITY — Out-of-state team doctors visiting Nevada need not fret. They may soon be able to treat their injured athletes without a Nevada medical license.
Nevada lawmakers are considering Senate Bill 292, which would allow doctors to treat athletic team members in Nevada if they have a valid medical license from outside the state.
The Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee heard the bill on Wednesday, without taking immediate action. The goal of the bill is to allow a sports team physician from out of the state to treat an injured athlete while in Nevada, which can be a benefit if the doctor is more familiar with the athlete’s medical history.
The bill only grants the exception for an athletic team’s doctor for a 10-day period during events, with the option for a 20-day extension.
Similar laws have passed in 31 states and similar bills are pending in at least eight other states.
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