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Pain Management Task Force Draft Report

As required by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA), the public has an opportunity to provide comments on the Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations (Draft Report) during this 90 day public comment period.  The Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force developed the Draft Report which identified gaps or inconsistencies, and proposed updates to best practices and recommendations for pain management, including chronic and acute pain as required by CARA.

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Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations

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Instructions on Making Comments

Written comments should not exceed three pages in length. To assist with the review of public comments, please indicate a specific section, gap and/or recommendation in the report for which the comments are related, for example, Acute Pain, Gap 2 or Recommendation 2a.

Comments that contain references to studies, research, and other empirical data that are not widely available should include copies of the referenced materials with the submitted comments.  Comments submitted by email should be machine-readable and should not be copy-protected. Responders are encouraged to include the name of the person or organization filing the comment, in case follow-up is needed, as well as a page number on each page of their submission(s).

How to Submit Comments

  1. Submit through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, Docket Number: HHS-OS-2018-0027
  2. Email to: paintaskforce@hhs.gov
  3. Mail written comments to:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 736E,
Attn: Alicia Richmond Scott, Task Force Designated Federal Officer
Washington, DC 20201

Content created by Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)
Content last reviewed on January 3, 2019