Medical Motions

New and/or Revised Forms and Procedures and New Medical Motion Procedures

On April 1, 2008, all Employer/Carrier/Administrators received the following notice in the Form 18 Acknowledgment letter: “ATTENTION EMPLOYER/CARRIER/ADMINISTRATOR: Within 30 days after receipt of the Form 18, you must file a Form 21, 60, 61 , or 63 to admit, deny or pay without prejudice. The failure to comply with this requirement will subject you to sanctions.”

During the implementation period of April 1, 2008 through July 31, 2008, no sanctions were imposed.

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 procedures, 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 click here for the Expedited Medical Motions Procedure.

New or Revised Forms:

In compliance with N.C. Gen. Stat. §97-78, effective August 1, 2008, the Industrial Commission adopted new and/or revised Forms 18, 19, 25R, 26, 26A, 60, and 63 through these Minutes. Please click here for a summary of instructions regarding new policies and procedures or here for complete instructions.