R3 Report Issue 20: Pain Assessment and Management Standards for Behavioral Health Care

Effective July 1, 2019, new and revised requirements related to pain assessment and management will be applicable to Joint Commission-accredited behavioral health care organizations. The standard update for behavioral health care is a continuation of the initiative that resulted in new and revised pain assessment and management requirements for hospitals, ambulatory care organizations, critical access hospitals, and office-based surgery practices (see July 2017 the Joint Commission Perspectives® and July 2018 the Joint Commission Perspectives).

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