NCMIC's Statement on Telemedicine Support

We support our practitioners as they embark upon state-approved telemedicine and other alternative approaches.

Our current environment, as a country and as an industry, is new and different from where we were only a few days and weeks ago. While this is not a position any of us expected to be in, NCMIC has always insured and defended our chiropractors based on the scope of practice in the state(s) they are licensed to practice in. That will not change.

In this new and evolving environment, the profession will no doubt have to consider what the practice of chiropractic looks like, including the scope of practice and how treatment is provided. As always, you will use clinical judgment (in conjunction with state and national regulations) to make decisions on what is best for your practice and your patients. You may decide that using alternative methods of virtual communication makes the most sense in your practice.

Rest assured, NCMIC will continue to support our practitioners as they embark upon alternative methods, including telemedicine and other allowable approaches as part of their practices. We are working diligently to provide you with the information you need to do this in a safe and legal manner, including to our website as they become available. Each state has its own regulations on telemedicine and operational requirements that must be followed.

It is incumbent upon you to stay informed of the ever-changing landscape and understand what your local/state/national guidelines are for treating patients in these unprecedented times. Additionally, if you are considering providing telemedicine services, you should check with any insurance carriers whose patients you see to confirm your services will be covered using telemedicine.

Rest assured that your policy with NCMIC will continue to provide coverage to the scope of practice in your state today, tomorrow and always.

The information in the NCMIC Learning Center is offered solely for general information and educational purposes. It is not offered as, nor does it represent, legal or professional advice. Neither does this information constitute a guideline, practice parameter or standard of care. You should not act or rely upon this information without seeking the advice of an attorney familiar with the specific legal requirements of the state(s) in which you practice. If there is a discrepancy between the site and an insurance policy you have with NCMIC, the policy will prevail.