HB 558 allows certain specially trained chiropractors to return a youth athlete
to play following recovery from a concussion.
Does it give
government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or
regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce
government intervention in the market?
HB 558 amends Section 33-1625, Idaho
Code, to allow a licensed chiropractic physician to evaluate athletes who have
experienced a concussion and authorize them to return to play after recovery.
Current law allows other medical professionals to do this but excludes
chiropractors. To meet the requirements of this subsection, the chiropractor
must have "successfully completed a nationally recognized or board of
chiropractic physicians approved concussion management education program that
includes return to play training."
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