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Pain Management

While the Board's Pain rules deal predominantly with issues of chronic pain, the Board is a participant in the Ohio Pain Advisory Committee and the Compassionate Care Task Force, dealing with the full spectrum of pain management issues including palliative care. This page is intended to provide information across that full spectrum.

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Position Paper on Utilizing Prescription Medications for the Treatment of Intractable Pain

Federation of State Medical Boards' Model Guidelines for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain

National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care (NCP) publishes Clinical Practice Guidelines




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