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The Oregon Pain Management Commission provides Oregon specific training required for certain licensed health care professionals as directed by ORS 413.590.

History

Oregon's Pain Management Program, created by the state Legislature in 1999:

  • Provides connections to information to help people manage chronic pain; and
  • Raises awareness about chronic pain issues among health care providers, policy makers and the general public.

Through this website and other means, the Pain Management Commission disseminates information that helps patients and health care providers address chronic pain.

Mission

The mission of the Commission is to improve pain management in the State of Oregon through education, development of pain management recommendations, development of a multi-discipline pain management practice program for providers, research, policy analysis and model projects. The Commission represents the concerns of patients in Oregon on issues of pain management to the Governor and the Legislative Assembly. The Commission develops a pain management education program curriculum and update it biennially. The Commission provides health professional regulatory boards and other health boards, committees or task forces with the curriculum and work with health professional regulatory boards and other health boards, committees or task forces to develop approved pain management education programs as required.

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