The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) pays for chiropractic treatment, but there are strict guidelines for the type and length of such treatment. WSIB pays for the first health care provider who treats your work-related injury. If the first health care provider is a chiropractor, then WSIB will pay for the treatments.
You may select any health care provider you wish for your next treatment. WSIB calls this your "initial choice" of health care provider. If this health care provider is a chiropractor, then WSIB will pay for the chiropractic treatments. Once you have made your decision, you cannot change to another health care provider without the approval of WSIB.
If your health care provider is a medical doctor who refers you to a chiropractor for treatment, WSIB will pay the cost if they agree the treatment will help your injury. A medical referral from one doctor to another, where WSIB agrees with the method of treatment, is not considered a change of health care providers.
If your "initial choice" of health care providers is a medical doctor, he or she must notify WSIB in writing that chiropractic treatments will help your injury. When WSIB has approved your chiropractic treatments, they will advise you in writing. You must visit a chiropractor that treats clients with workplace insurance claims, as some chiropractors do not.
Your chiropractor must send regular reports to WSIB, usually every two weeks.