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Direct Access to Physiatrists

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports coverage by third party payors for direct access to specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as principal physicians for individuals with severe disabilities such as spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries.

(Substitute Resolution 27-1998, adopted as amended 11/15/98)
(revised, Report C-2005, Item 38, adopted 10/16/2005)
(reaffirmed, Report J-2010, Item 2-23, adopted 10/24/2010) (reaffirmed, NCMS Policy Review 2015 Report, Item 96, adopted 10/24/2015)