Traveling as a Team or Group Physician?

There are important considerations when you travel to treat patients.

Risk Management

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.

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.)

To see if you qualify and find out what you need to do to comply, please review NCMIC’s frequently asked questions.

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.

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.