Posted by Todd (18.104.22.168) on December 26, 2000 at 16:48:37:
In Reply to: HOT New: straight off CNN posted by WaterDog on December 26, 2000 at 14:13:47:
Before anyone rushes off with false information and creates a big stink, there is no new federal law requiring pain assessment and management.
What there IS is a new standard adopted by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations which states that patients have the right to have their pain assessed and treated.
Check out the full story at the link below and follow its' link to JCAHO for the the complete standard.
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