SECTION .0500 – UTILIZATION RULES FOR treatment FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
11 NCAC 23M .0501 treatment FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER INVOLVING a targeted controlled substance
(a) If a health care provider believes, in his or her medical opinion, that an employee may benefit from an evaluation for discontinuation or tapering of a targeted controlled substance or for treatment for substance use disorder involving a targeted controlled substance, the health care provider may refer the employee to a health care provider specializing in such treatment for evaluation. The employer or carrier may request additional information from the health care provider regarding the referral by any method allowed pursuant to the Workers' Compensation Act.
(b) If treatment is recommended following the evaluation referenced in Paragraph (a) of this Rule, the employer or carrier may request additional information from the recommending health care provider regarding the treatment by any method allowed pursuant to the Workers' Compensation Act.
History Note: Authority 97-25.4; 97-80(a); S.L. 2017-203, s. 4;
Eff. May 1, 2018;
Recodified from 04 NCAC 10M .0501 Eff. June 1, 2018.