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May 30-31, 2018 Task Force Meeting

May 30, 2018 - May 31, 2018

The inaugural meeting of the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force will be held on Wednesday, May 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday, May 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. Members of the public are invited to participate in person or by webcast.


The registration is available at http://www.cvent.com/d/0tqs4v.

Individuals who need special assistance, such as a sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should indicate the accommodation when registering or notify the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health by email at paintaskforce@hhs.gov by Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The subject line of the email should read “Task Force Meeting Accommodations.”

Public Comments

Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide comments at the meeting on May 30, 2018, from 11:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., and on May 31, 2018, from 1:50 p.m. to 2.20 p.m. Public comments made during the meeting will be limited to three minutes per person to ensure time is allotted for all those wishing to speak.

Individuals are also welcome to submit their written comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by May 25, 2018.


This meeting will consist of the swearing in of the Task Force members, an overview of various topics surrounding pain management and the establishment of the Task Force subcommittees.  The final meeting times and agenda will be posted soon.  Please note that the meeting may close early if the Task Force had completed its business.