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DHS news release

Dec. 6, 2006

Contact: Diana Norton, 503-945-7009

Pain Management Commission meets Dec. 19

Who: Pain Management Commission

What: Public meeting

When: Dec. 19, 2006, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. NE, Salem; Room 160

Agenda: This special meeting with various stakeholders has been called to discuss the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Jennifer Bolen, JD, a writer and teacher for the journal "Legal Side of Pain," will be the featured speaker.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations are asked to call DHS at 503-945-7009 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

The Pain Management Commission works to improve the services and treatment of pain through education, research and policy. The commission represents concerns of patients in Oregon on issues of pain management to the Governor and Legislative Assembly.