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Rhode Island pain patient legislation returns in 2020.

Follow WJAR News 10 Rhode Island's coverage of Bill 738 with Claudia Merandi on this link.

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A couple of pro-pain patients’ bills are under consideration in two New England states.

We reported recently on the bill Claudia Merandi has been promoting—one that passed the State House late last year and look promising to pass both houses this year.

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This post is meant to be a guide or resource for individuals searching for information on laws and regulations in their state which govern the practice of pain management and prescribing of controlled substances. This is a work in progress and with 50 States, there are several hundred documents which must be tracked down. If you have a pressing matter which needs immediate assistance for a specific state, contact Randall Carter or Caludia Merandi on the DPPR website or via email at CERGM. Links provided in this post were current as of Janruary 2020, some document links in the table below, may have broken links, primarily because states change document locations frequently, which result in a dead links. If you find information not included in this post and wish to share it, follow the links above to forward that information.