Chiros vs. Docs: Head injury bill passes Senate commitee

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A bill (SB 256) that sparked a fight between the physicians and chiropractors last session passed its first stop at the Senate PreK-12 Education Committee on Wednesday, reports the News Service of Florida. The measure is designed to prevent student athletes from participating in sports that have a head injury. But the bill provoked a fight over what type of medical professional should be able to clear student athletes to participate in school sports. As the bill is currently written, chiropractors would not be able to assess the extent of a student athlete’s injuries and clear them to participate in school sports, only “physicians or osteopaths” would. The association that represents chiropractors said it opposes the bill.

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