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Workers Compensation

Chiropractic care is covered under the Workers’ Compensation Law in North Carolina and it would be false and misleading for an insurance company or its representatives to state or imply otherwise. N.C.G.S. §§ 97-2(20) and 97-88.2.  Moreover, pursuant to Rule 802 of the Workers’ Compensation Rules of the North Carolina Industrial Commission, any employer, carrier or third party administrator who routinely denies chiropractic treatment as a matter of policy may be subject to sanctions by the Industrial Commission.  Also, when an injured employee has been treated by a physician and wishes to be treated by a different physician, who may or may not be a chiropractic physician, he or she has the right to request treatment by a physician (chiropractic or otherwise) of his or her choice and can contact the employer or write to the Industrial Commission to obtain permission. N.C.G.S. § 97-25.

Find out more information at the N.C. Industrial Commission homepage.

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