Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO)
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
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.