North Carolina Industrial Commission Chair Pamela T. Young Announced Responsibility For
Reviewing And Acknowledging All Form 25N Submissions
NC (CompNewsNetwork) - The North Carolina Industrial Commission Medical
Rehabilitation Nurses Section is responsible for reviewing and acknowledging all Form 25N
submissions pursuant to the N.C. Industrial Commission Rules for Utilization of
Rehabilitation Professionals in Workers' Compensation Claims, Rule IV. E. The Nurses
Section receives a high volume of Form 25Ns daily, often without Industrial Commission file
numbers (I.C. File #). Because there are no I.C. File Numbers, the Industrial Commission
does not have jurisdiction over the claim and the Nurses Section is unable to properly file
the forms into injured workers' files. Therefore, effective immediately, 25N forms that
lack an assigned I.C. File # related to injuries greater than sixty (60) days old will not
be acknowledged or returned by the Nurses Section.
A carrier should file a Form 19óReport of Injury for assignment of an I.C. File # if it
anticipates the need for rehabilitation so that the Nurses Section can acknowledge the Form
25N. The 60-day period is allowed in an effort to prevent delays in medical care while
awaiting the assignment of the I.C. File # by the Claims Section of the N.C. Industrial
Commission. A carrier should make every effort to avoid placing rehabilitation
professionals in situations where they are asked to provide services for cases that are not
legally under the jurisdiction of the N.C. Industrial Commission.
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