Traveling as a Team or Group Physician?

There are important considerations when you travel to treat patients.

Risk Management

Traveling as a Team or Group Physician?

If you are traveling to other states as a doctor (e.g., for a sports team or entertainment group), it's important that you follow these important steps to protect yourself in the event of a malpractice allegation or board complaint. Keep in mind you should use the same protocol as when treating in your office. Take a history of each patient, keep patient files, and document every treatment, diagnosis, and recommended course of action.


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 (e.g., for a sports team or entertainment group), it’s important to contact each state’s board beforehand. Ask the board if you’ll need a temporary license, and find out the details of the state’s scope of practice so you can make sure to practice within it.

Keep in mind you should use the same protocol as when treating in your office. Take a history of each patient, keep patient files, and document every treatment, diagnosis, and recommended course of action.

On a related note, if you are practicing in more than one state, you do not need multiple policies with NCMIC. Our policy provides coverage for services that you provide in any state in which you hold an active chiropractic license. For rating purposes, the state and address where you do the majority of your practicing should be the one listed on your policy.


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.