Your rights to pain management

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO)
Phone: 630-792-5000
Web: jcaho.org

The introduction of the JCAHO standards on pain management was the result of a two-year collaborative effort between the Joint Commission and the University of Wisconsin Medical School. The standards set requirements for the assessment and management of pain in accredited hospitals and other health care settings.

American Pain Foundation
Phone: 888-615-PAIN or 1-888-615-7246
Web: painfoundation.org

APF is an independent, nonprofit information, education and advocacy organization serving people with pain. For complete statement of your rights for pain care, visit the APF website and click on Pain Care Bill of Rights.

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  1. I have been on MS Contin for years and now my Pain Doctor is taking me off “Cold Turkey” because he feels too much pressure from DEA. What am I left to do?? Go to the streets to take care of my pain…no choice!

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