Traveling as a Doctor for a Team
If you are traveling to other states as a doctor for a sports team, here are important steps to follow to protect yourself in the event of a malpractice allegation or board complaint.
Posted in Risk Management on Tuesday, January 29, 2019
One benefit of the NCMIC malpractice insurance plan is that it covers chiropractic care provided within your state’s scope of practice and not excluded by the policy.
If you are traveling to other states as a doctor, please note that Congress recently passed legislation that will allow certain DCs to be covered by their malpractice insurer when they treat athletes outside of their state of licensure. (Please note: the new law does not apply to all travel-to-treat situations.)
Additionally, the law requires you to disclose the nature and extent of your services before you travel to treat athletes. NCMIC has created a form to help our doctors do so. Once you have completed and submitted the form, and as long as your activity is in line with the terms of the new law, your NCMIC malpractice insurance and licensure will follow you to other states where you treat athletes.
As the leader in chiropractic malpractice insurance, NCMIC is happy to provide this information as part of our commitment to give you the personalized service and protection you deserve.
If you have questions, please call 800-247-8043.