Medical Rehabilitation Nurses Section
The employees of the Industrial Commission’s Medical Rehabilitation Nurses Section are committed to providing excellent consultative rehabilitation services to all stakeholders through collaborative facilitation and coordination of high quality, effective medical care and vocational rehabilitation for the injured worker
What We Do
Ongoing rehabilitation case management of injured workers covered by the Workers’ Compensation Act is provided by Medical and Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals employed in private industry. The Industrial Commission’s Medical Rehabilitation Nurse Consultants assist with difficult cases temporarily, promoting and supporting ongoing case management within the private industry. The Nurse Consultants also perform specific rehabilitation activities as ordered by hearing officers within the Industrial Commission.
In addition to consultative rehabilitation services, the Nurses Section is responsible for:
- Provision of NCIC Mandatory Rehabilitation Professional Training;
- Acknowledgment of the Form 25N Notice of Assignment of Rehabilitation Professional;
- Maintenance of the NCIC Registry of Workers’ Compensation Rehabilitation Professionals.
Mandatory Rehabilitation Professionals Training
The N.C. Industrial Commission has adopted mandatory training requirements for Rehabilitation Professionals pursuant to 04 NCAC 10C .0105 (e) (2) and (f) of the N.C. Industrial Commission’s Rules for Utilization of Rehabilitation Professionals in Worker’s Compensation Clams. For class availability and registration, click here. If you have questions, contact Karen Smith at 919-807-2618 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mandated two-hour refresher courses, pursuant to 04 NCAC 10C .0105 (f) of the N.C. Industrial Commission’s Rules for Utilization of Rehabilitation Professionals in Worker’s Compensation Claims will begin in late 2015.
There are a set of rules that govern the utilization of Rehabilitation Professionals in N.C. Workers’ Compensation Claims. To view these rules, click here.
For a list of Forms related to Nursing and Rehabilitation, please click here.
Rehabilitation Professionals providing services for injured workers in North Carolina must be qualified in accordance with 04 NCAC 10C, and must be listed on the Registry of Workers’ Compensation Rehabilitation Professionals. Licensure and certification information should be sent to Judy Fisher for addition to the Registry:
To view the Registry, click here.
The Nursing & Rehabilitation Section consists of six registered nurses posted throughout North Carolina and two support staff members. The telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for the Nursing Section are as follows:
|Section Director||Karen B. Smith
BSN, RN, COHN-S
RN, BSN, COHN-S
RN, BA, CCM
|Office Assistant||Judy A. Fisheremail@example.com||(919) 807-2616|