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Monday 10:29 CST, April 23, 2018

Standards Field Reviews

Proposed New Requirements for Pain Assessment and Management in Office-Based Surgery Settings

Start Date: April 11, 2018
End Date: May 22, 2018

The Joint Commission is developing new Pain Assessment and Management requirements for the Office-Based Surgery (OBS) program. The proposed requirements emphasize active participation of administrative and physician leadership in pain management and safe opioid prescribing protocols and strengthen organizations’ practices for pain assessment, treatment, education, and monitoring.  

The Joint Commission is interested in feedback from those who are involved in pain assessment and management. Please access the survey below to provide feedback.

Step 1: Read the Proposed Requirement

Note: We are providing you the following documents to assist in your response to the survey.
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Step 2: Provide Your Comments 

Tell us what you think. You can submit your comments in one of the following ways:

  1. Submit your comments via the online survey, which will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.  

  2. Submit your comments via the online form

  3. Submit your comments via mail. 

The Joint Commission
Department of Standards and Survey Methods
Proposed Requirements for Pain Assessment and Management in Office Based Surgery Settings
One Renaissance Blvd. 
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Comments will be gathered for 6 weeks beginning on 
April 10, 2018 and ending on May 22, 2018.



Contact Kate Kornfeind – Division of Standards and Survey Methods – at (630) 792-5765 or

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