Joint statement issued by the Minnesota Boards of Medical Practice, Nursing, and Pharmacy intended to reassure health care professionals pain management is a legitimate and necessary aspect of patient care.
Pain management and opioid prescription drug abuse are significant issues in healthcare today. There is a critical balance between preventing opioid misuse and managing pain. The tri-regulatory Boards of Medical Practice, Nursing, and Pharmacy (Boards) have collaboratively discussed growing concerns regarding access to pain management and prescription drug misuse and overdose.
Joint Statement on Pain Management (PDF)