Welcome to the Archives Page
Why We Archive information
State (and Federal) Law requires the NC Industrial Commission to Archive certain information. This may be claim information, medical information, mail correspondence, information related to daily operations and even E-mail related to State business.
What Archived Information can I see?
Citizens are allowed to view any archived information that is considered Public Domain or Public Access. There are strict laws governing the dissemination of Privately Identifiable Information (PII) to the public. This is any information that may be used to identify an individual, such as Social Security Numbers, bank accounts, medical information, etc. Collection of this type of information by unauthorized parties may allow someone to steal the identity of another individual. The NC Industrial Commission has strict safeguards in place and is committed to keeping any kind of PII from being accessed by unauthorized personnel.
Currently, we are limited to the types of information we can provide on-line. The Information Technolgy Section is engaged in providing a portal in the future that will allow citizens to log onto our web site and retrieve personal information related to their case or other business with the Industrial Commission by way of a secure user ID and Password.
Until the Portal is avialable to the public, any archived information not currently accessible on this web site that is legally available may be obtained by contacting us either by phone or email or visiting us at our offices in Downtown Raleigh.
What we do NOT Archive
There are some items that NC Industrial Commission does not archive. This includes things like junk mail received by postal delivery, E-mail such as spam or other items unrelated to State business. Other items are kept for a specific amount of time, as outlined by the NC Office of Archives and History, then they are destroyed or deleted.
There are Databases available to the public for searching case information and historical data concerning Motions, Orders & Awards and other data such as Insurance Carrier info. This page also contains Archived items from this Web Site.
Archives By Category Or Section
Below you will find information grouped by section or category. There are also links on other pages within this site that link back to these groups of archived data. You may also find archived information using the Search box in the right-hand column or any search box located throughout this web site.
Industrial Commission Rules Update
On March 20, 2014, the Rules Review Commission (RRC) of the Office of Administrative Hearings reviewed 35 permanent rules adopted by the Industrial Commission pursuant to Session Law 2013-294. The RRC approved 31 of the rules and objected to four of them. The four disapproved rules were revised and resubmitted to the Rules Review Commission for review at its April 17, 2014 meeting, at which time they were approved. Click here for the 35 approved rules.
The RRC received 10 or more letters requesting legislative review of eight of the 35 approved rules pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. §150B-21.3(b2). Therefore, these rules will be subject to legislative review when the Legislature comes into session in May 2014. Click here to view the approved rules subject to legislative review. Because these eight rules cannot go into effect at this time, the Industrial Commission has requested that certain approved permanent rules be held in abeyance pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. §150B-21.3(b1) and (b2).
The rules to be held in abeyance include 04 NCAC 10A .0101-.0604, .0606-.0609, .0610-.0619, .0702-.1001 (Workers’ Compensation Rules) and 04 NCAC 10C .0101-.0108, .0110-.0201 (Rules for Utilization of Rehabilitation Professionals in Workers’ Compensation Claims), as well as 04 NCAC 10E .0201-.0202, which relate to certain fees of the Industrial Commission. The request to hold these rules in abeyance is based on concerns about conflicts between old and new rules and because several of these rules are intertwined with rules that are subject to legislative review.
The remainder of the approved permanent rules of the Industrial Commission shall go into effect on July 1, 2014. These rules will likely be codified this week and a link will be provided at that time.
For the current version of the Industrial Commission rules, please go to http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac.asp?folderName=\Title 04 - Commerce\Chapter 10 - Industrial Commission or http://www.ic.nc.gov/ncic/pages/abtrules.htm.
The Industrial Commission will continue to provide updates throughout the rulemaking process on this page
of the Industrial Commission's website. Should you have any additional questions, please call Meredith Henderson
at (919) 807-2575.
18th Annual N.C. Workers' Compensation Educational Conference - October 9-11, 2013
The Eighteenth Annual North Carolina Workers' Compensation Educational Conference was held on
October 9-11, 2013, at the Raleigh Convention Center.
Click here to view the brochure
and the conference program. For
further information, contact the International Workers' Compensation Foundation (IWCF) office
at (386) 677-0041, Fax (386) 677-0155, or e-mail
EDI Medical Billing Trading Partner Training POSTPONED
Due to the impacts of Hurricane Sandy on persons travelling from the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions to attend the training, the Industrial Commission has POSTPONED the EDI Medical Billing training originally scheduled for November 6, 2012. The training will now be held on December 12, 2012. For more information, or to register for the training, visit our EDI Information page.
N.C. Industrial Commission Publishes Adopted Rules
In compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act, the North Carolina Industrial Commission has published adopted rules. The adopted rules are currently under review by the Rules Review Commission of the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings. The Notice of Rulemaking, the text of the proposed rules, and the fiscal impact analysis previously published on July 16, 2012, can be found here. The Industrial Commission accepted written comments from the public regarding the proposed rules through September 14, 2012. The written comments received during this period can be found here. A public hearing on the rules changes was held on August 6, 2012. The transcript of the hearing is available here.
17th Annual N.C. Workers' Comp Educational Conference
The N.C. Industrial Commission held its 17th Annual North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference on October 10-12, 2012, at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. Click here to view the complete Conference brochure. For more information, please contact Jeanne Bush at the International Workers’ Compensation Foundation office at (386) 677-0041; fax (386) 677-0155; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or write the IWCF, 570 Memorial Circle, Suite 320, Ormond Beach, FL 32174.
Industrial Commission's Rules Update
In accordance with HB 709, the Commission began working diligently on the prospect of being subject to the Administrative Procedure Act even prior to ratification of the legislation on June 24, 2011. In addition to the passage of HB 709, SB 781 became law on July 25, 2011. The Commission took aggressive steps to understand the implications of SB 781 and what requirements would be placed on the Commission to comply with HB 709 and SB 781.
A rules committee was formed at the end of July, and the first meeting was held on August 3, 2011. One of the first steps taken by the rules committee was to seek outside input on the rules from both external stakeholders and internal stakeholders, requesting parties to propose changes to existing rules and to propose changes made necessary by HB 709. Upon receipt of all proposals, the information was compiled and the committee met on a weekly basis to review every rule found in existence in our statute book. We continued to correspond with OAH and OSBM, as was necessary for furthering our understanding of the process, even meeting with OAH in early September of 2011. The rules committee, along with various other individuals within the Commission, attended a CLE offered by OAH and OSBM to ensure a proper understanding of the process and procedures for rule adoption under HB 709 and SB 781. Furthermore, all of the rules as revised by the rules committee underwent a preliminary review with OAH prior to completion of fiscal notes to minimize technical errors.
The Commission is presently finalizing the fiscal notes and a packet will be submitted to OSBM for review
in accordance with SB 781. The Commission would like to offer a thank you to all of the external stakeholders
that have provided suggestions during this process and who have responded to our deadlines. We continue to
pursue a very aggressive timeline in order to accomplish the task set forth in HB 709.
Notification of Contempt Hearing Docket
A calendar has been filed for the May 22, 2012 Contempt Hearing Docket before Deputy
Commissioner George R. Hall, III and may be found at the following link:
Commission Announces New Executive Secretary, Claims Director
The North Carolina Industrial Commission is pleased to announce the
appointment of Meredith R. Henderson as Executive Secretary for the Commission,
effective February 28, 2011, and Hugh A. Harris as Director of Claims Administration,
effective February 21, 2011.
Industrial Commission Issues Carrier Contact Information Procedures, Effective Jan. 1, 2011
The North Carolina Industrial Commission has issued "Carrier Contact Information Procedures" (click
here) for compliance with NCIC Rule 302. To submit contact information, use our
Rule 302 Registration System. Interested
parties may contact Greta Johnson at
email@example.com or 919-807-2500 with any questions.
NCIC Adopts Guidelines for Interpreter Ethics, Effective Jan. 1, 2011
The North Carolina Industrial Commission has adopted Guidelines for Interpreter Ethics, effective
January 1, 2011. Click here to read the
December 20, 2010 Minutes.
Industrial Commission Adopts New Rules, Effective Jan. 1, 2011
Following proper public notice on and after August 9, 2010
(click here to view this
notice), and a public hearing on September 15, 2010,
(click here to view the
transcript of this hearing; to view written comments submitted to the Commission,
and upon due consideration after a careful review of the record, the North Carolina Industrial
Commission has adopted the attached amendments and additions to the existing Rules of the Commission.
To view the text of the rule changes,
click here. These changes are effective as of January 1, 2011.
Payment of NCIC Fines, Fees, and Sanctions
The North Carolina Industrial Commission has adopted requirements regarding the payment of fines,
fees, and sanctions, effective October 1, 2010.
Click here to read the September 27, 2010 Minutes.
N.C. Industrial Commission File Number Changes
The N.C. Industrial Commission will exhaust all available I.C. file numbers within the next month.
A new file numbering system will be implemented when this occurs. The new file numbers will begin
with an “X,” followed by five digits. For example, “X13276.” Please contact
Claims Administration if you have any questions.
Governor Perdue Appoints Linda Cheatham and Reappoints Danny L. McDonald to the N.C. Industrial Commission
Governor Beverly Perdue has appointed Linda Cheatham to serve as a Commissioner on the North Carolina
Industrial Commission. Commissioner Cheatham joined the Commission as of July 19th, 2010. Governor Perdue
also reappointed sitting Commissioner Danny L. McDonald.
Click here to view a press release regarding these appointments.
NCIC Requires Insurance Carriers and/or Payors to Include Fax Numbers on the Explanation of Payment
Effective September 1, 2010, the N.C. Industrial Commission will require insurance carriers
and/or payors to include their fax number on the Explanation of Payment (EOP) sent to medical
providers. Click Here for the July 14,
Commission Clarifies the Role of Foreign-Language Interpreters and Translators
The N.C. Industrial Commission has clarified the role of foreign-language interpreters and translators in the N.C. workers’ compensation system. CLICK HERE for the June 30, 2010 Minutes clarifying these roles.
Note: A full historical list of Commission minutes is available by
NCIC Adds 2010 CPT Codes to Its Medical Fee Schedule
The N.C. Industrial Commission has added the 2010 CPT Codes to its Medical Fee Schedule, effective
January 1, 2010. CLICK HERE for the March
1, 2010 Minutes adopting the 2010 CPT Codes
and HERE to view the updated Medical Fee Schedule for the March 1, 2010 Minutes.
NCIC Adopts National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) for Medical Fee Schedule
The N.C. Industrial Commission has adopted the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits
to amend the NCIC Medical Fee Schedule Introduction, effective January 1, 2010.
Click here for the December 8, 2009 Minutes
Master List of Cases for Docketing
The Master List of workers' compensation cases identified for
docketing before the Deputy Commissioner Section is updated four times each month.
CLICK HERE for the latest update on the Dockets Page.
NC Industrial Commission Adopts Changes to Administrative Fees
Effective January 1, 2010, administrative fees for Form 24 Applications, Forms 21/26/26A, and
Third Party Fund Distribution Orders will increase. CLICK HERE to view a copy of the
November 5, 2009 Minutes and HERE to see the Memorandum.
Statewide Safety Conference
The 80th Annual N.C. Statewide Safety Conference, sponsored by the NC Safety Conference, Inc., will be held on May 11-14, 2010 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC. CLICK HERE to be redirected to their web site.
Mandatory Form for Certification of Payment
of Compromise Settlement Agreement Fee
Effective October 1, 2009, Compromise Settlement Agreements submitted electronically
shall be accompanied by the payment certification form approved by the Industrial Commission.
Click here for the mandatory form (PDF file).
Similar forms created by carriers, employers, or attorneys will not be accepted.
14th Annual NC Workers' Comp Educational Conference
The N.C. Industrial Commission held its 14th Annual North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference on October 7-9, 2009 , at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. To view a PDF file of the 2009 conference brochure click here. A Program is available here. For more information, please contact Jeanne Bush at the International Workers’ Comp. Foundation office at (386) 677-0041; fax (386) 677-0155; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or write the International Workers’ Compensation Foundation, 570 Memorial Circle, Suite 320, Ormond Beach, FL 32174.
Annual Bulletin Now Available
The April 1, 2009 update of the N.C. Industrial Commission’s annual Bulletin is available ONLINE. Printed copies of the new Bulletin may be ordered by telephoning (919) 807-2506.
Electronic Mail Retention and Archiving Policy
As per Governor Perdue's Executive Order 150, the NC Industrial Commission has adopted the proposed Electronic Mail Retention and Archiving Policy. A PDF file of the March 31, 2009 N.C. Industrial Commission minutes is available here.
Updated 2009 Medical Fee Codes
We have adopted new Medical Fee Codes for 2009 and eliminated Modifier B from the N.C.I.C. Medical Fee Schedule. A PDF file of the January 30, 2009 NCIC minutes can be viewed here.
Order Adopting Revised Billing Band & Reimbursement Rates
The N.C. Industrial Commission has issued and Order adopting a revised Inpatient Hospital Billing Band. We have also revised the Outpatient Reimbursement Rate and Ambulatory Surgical Center Reimbursement Rate for Workers’ Compensation cases. To view a PDF file of January 27, 2009 NCIC order, click here.
Procedure for Pro Hac Vice Admissions
The N.C. Industrial Commission has adopted a procedure for Pro Hac Vice Admissions (Limited Practice of Out-of-State Attorneys). A PDF file of the January 27, 2009 NCIC minutes and all three attachments can be viewed here.
Click these links for separate PDF files of the NCIC minutes, NCIC procedures, N.C. Gen. Stat. §84-4.1. Limited Practice of Out-of-State Attorneys, and sample Order allowing Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice by Executive Secretary Tracey H. Weaver.
NCIC Adopts Medical Travel Mileage Rate of 55 cents per Mile for 2009
Chair Young Names Wanda Blanche Taylor as Chief Deputy Commissioner.
New Suppliment Available
Thomson-West has issued the 2008-09 supplement to North Carolina Workers’ Compensation: Law and Practice with Forms (4th edition) by Raleigh, NC attorney Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr. This supplement covers all appellate court decisions since last year’s supplement, as well as all legislative changes and new procedures adopted by the N.C. Industrial Commission.
New Mediated Settlement Agreement Form Adopted
On December 3, 2008, the Full Commission adopted a Mediated Settlement Agreement form designated as Form MSC8(PDF file). Copies of the form are available on the Forms pages on the Commission’s web site. It is recommended that attorneys and mediators use this form, or a similar form, to document settlements reached at mediated settlement conferences.
Powerpoint Slides from 13th NC Workers Comp Education Conference
With the authors’ permission, the N.C. Industrial Commission is making available PDF versions of the following two PowerPoint presentations from the 13th Annual North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference: (1) Claims Compliance: New and Revised Forms by NCIC Claims Administrator Keischa Lovelace and (2) Physical Therapy: Black Hole or Best First Choice by Jeffrey W. Hathaway, PT, of Breakthrough Physical Therapy, LLC.
(Executive Secretary Tracey H. Weaver’s August 27, 2008 memo).
Bills Ratified by the N.C. General Assembly During 2008
Bills Ratified by the N.C. General Assembly During the 2008 Session that affect N.C. Gen. Stat. Chapter 97 and other statutes governing workers’ compensation claims and tort claims against the state.
2008 New Medical Fee Codes
Adoption of 2008 New Medical Fee Codes & Procedure for DME Invoices & Rate of Payment (PDF file of July 30, 2008 N.C. Industrial Commission minutes).
Use of Rehabilitation Professionals in Workers’ Compensation Cases
A Summary for Injured Workers of the Rules Governing the Use of Rehabilitation Professionals in Workers’ Compensation Cases (revised April 14, 2008). Click here for a PDF file of the two-page pamphlet version of this summary.
Medico Legal Guidelines
Medico Legal Guidelines (PDF file of the March 4, 2008 N.C. Industrial Commission minutes).
Acknowledgment of Form 25N
Acknowledgment of the Form 25N (Chair Pamela T. Young’s January 16, 2008 memo).
Enforcement of Rule 610
Enforcement of Rule 610: Pretrial Conference and Pretrial Order (PDF file of December 17, 2007 N.C. Industrial Commission minutes).
Execution of Mediated Settlement Agreements
Execution of Mediated Settlement Agreements by Counsel on Behalf of Employers and Carriers, effective immediately (October 30, 2007 NCIC Minutes).
Guide to a Successful Workers’ Compensation Hearing
North Carolina Workers’ Compensation: Your Guide to a Successful Workers’ Compensation Hearing by Deputy Commissioner Chrystal Redding Stanback (PDF version of 2006 revision, complete with appendices).
N.C. Industrial Commission Ethics Policy (May 14, 2007 announcement by Chairman Buck Lattimore).
Submission of Compromise Settlement Agreements in PDF Only
The NC Industrial Commission Requires Submission of Compromise Settlement Agreements in PDF Format, effective January 1, 2007 (November 17, 2006 NCIC Minutes).
New Requirements for Briefs
The NC Industrial Commission Issues New Requirements for Briefs (PDF file of March 14, 2006 NCIC Minutes).
Registry of Rehabilitation Professionals
Complete list of all NCIC News Items, From the
most recently archived
back to 1996.
New Time for Full Commission Arguments
Effective June 1st ALL Full Commission Oral Arguments will begin at 9:00 AM instead of 9:30 AM. Please adjust your schedules accordingly. If you have any questions, please Contact Us.
NCIC Adopts Fees for CPT Codes 99441, 99442, and 99443
The N.C. Industrial Commission has adopted fees for CPT Codes 99441, 99442, and 99443, effective July 1, 2010. (These three codes replaced CPT Codes 99372 and 99373, which were deleted in January 1, 2008.) CLICK HERE for the June 4, 2010 Minutes adopting fees for CPT Codes 99441, 99442, and 99443.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Submission of Forms 19 and 28B DISCONTINUED
Effective February 1, 2010, the North Carolina Industrial Commission will no longer accept the electronic submission of the first report of injury (Form 19) or supplemental reports (Form 28B). The Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) process will be discontinued until further notice. CLICK HERE to read the Memo for acceptable forms of submission.
NC Industrial Commission Safety Education Section Announces New Fee Schedule
Beginning December 1, 2009, the Safety Section will be required to collect a reasonable fee for services pursuant to the Appropriations Act of 2009, Section 14.8, General Statute Section 97-73. CLICK HERE for the Press Release.
Increased Fees for Compromise Settlement Agreements
The N.C. Industrial Commission fee for filing a Compromise Settlement Agreement will increase to $375.00, effective October 1, 2009. CLICK HERE to view the PDF file of the August 14, 2009 memo by Chair Pamela T. Young and the August 13, 2009 NCIC minutes adopting this fee increase.
Processing Fees for CSAs and Forms 21, 24, 26, and 26A
Effective October 1, 2009, the Processing Fee for Compromise Settlement Agreements, Form 21 and Form 26/26A Agreements, and Form 24 Applications shall be paid when they are submitted to the N.C. Industrial Commission, unless they are submitted electronically. CLICK HERE to view the PDF file of the August 4, 2009 NCIC minutes.
Gift Ban for Public Servants
The State Government Ethics Act (SGEA) contains both a “general” gift ban prohibiting gifts from certain persons to certain persons unless there is an exception and a “no quid pro” gift ban which prohibits receiving anything of value in exchange for taking or not taking an official action. Both of these gift bans apply to “public servants." Click here to view the official policy by the NC Ethics Commission.
Notice Regarding Service of Documents by E-mail
The Commission will not use E-Mail to notify parties of time-sensitive documents where appeal
rights may be affected. Please click the link here to see the official policy:
Notice Regarding Service of Documents by E-mail (PDF file of the February 17, 2009 minutes).
Notice Regarding E-mails to Commissioners
Click this link to see the Notice regarding E-mails to Commissioners from Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys and Pro Se Claimants regarding Cases (February 20, 2009 memo).
Emergency Medical Motions
In compliance with N.C. Gen. Stat. §97-78(f), the Commission has memorialized its procedures for processing medical motions regarding an Emergency situation through these Minutes. Please click on the link for each department that handles such motions to see the procedures. Motions are submitted to either (1) the Executive Secretary’s Office, (2) the Chief Deputy Commissioner’s Office, or (3) the Chair of the Industrial Commission’s Office.
Expedited Medical Motions
Pursuant to the mandate set forth in N.C. Gen. Stat. §97-78(f)(2) and 97-78(g)(2), and after extensive deliberations by a task force comprised of N.C. Industrial Commission staff and plaintiff and defense counsel, the N.C. Industrial Commission hereby adopts the following new Expedited Medical Motion procedure, which were implemented, effective August 1, 2008, through these Minutes.
Please clearly indicate on the Form 33 or the letter of appeal that the only issue to be considered is MEDICAL. Also, if you are appealing an Administrative Order from the Executive Secretary’s Office, please attach a copy of the Order with the Notice of Appeal. Effective August 1, 2008, please send correspondence concerning Expedited Medical Motions to the following e-mail address: email@example.com. The following link sets forth the procedures under which Expedited Medical Motions may be submitted: Expedited Medical Motions Procedure.
Form No Longer Accepted
The N.C. Industrial Commission will no longer accept the “Accord Workers’ Compensation-First Report of Injury or Illness” form, effective August 1, 2008 (August 4, 2008 NCIC memo). Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions About the New Industrial Commission Forms and Procedures
Clarification of Role
Clarification of Role of “Task Assignments” for Rehabilitation Professionals in the Workers’ Compensation System (PDF file of Feb. 22, 2008 N.C. Industrial Commission minutes).
Bills Ratified by the N.C. General Assembly During 2007
Bills Ratified by the N.C. General Assembly During the 2007 Session that affect N.C. Gen. Stat. Chapter 97 and other statutes governing workers’ compensation claims and tort claims against the state.
New Appointments to Nurses Section
The NC Industrial Commission announces New Appointments to Workers’ Compensation Nurses Section (December 19, 2007 memo from Chair Pamela T. Young).
New Commission Chair Appointed
Governor Easley Appoints Pamela Thorpe Young as Chair of the N.C. Industrial Commission (September 26, 2007 news release).
Complete list of all NCIC News Items, from
most recently archived
back to 1996.
This is a list of recent events such as confrences or training courses that have been offered.
February 22 - 26, 2010 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
BASIC APCAP Course
Dennis Parnell 919-218-3000
Dare County Administrative Building
954 Marshall C Collins Drive Room 168, Manteo, NC
February 22 - 23, 2010 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
ADVANCED APCAP Course
Dennis Parnell 919-218-3000
Dare County Administrative Building
954 Marshall C Collins Drive Room 168, Manteo, NC
Statewide Safety Conference
The 80th Annual N.C. Statewide Safety Conference, sponsored by the NC Safety Conference, Inc., was held on May 11-14, 2010 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC. CLICK HERE to be redirected to their web site.
79th Annual N.C. Statewide Safety Conference
The 79th Annual N.C. Statewide Safety Conference was held on May 12-15, 2009, at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center For additional information, telephone the Industrial Commission Safety Education Section at (919) 807-2603 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workplace Violence Prevention Workshop
The Central Piedmont Safety Council held a Workplace Violence Prevention Workshop Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 8:00 AM to Noon at the Davidson County Health Department located at 915 Greensboro St., Lexington, NC. Please CLICK HERE for the registration form.
Here is a list of earlier Safety Bulletins from the most recently archived going back to 2005: