TDH Releases Updated Chronic Pain Guidelines

March 27, 2019

The Tennessee Department of Health has released the third edition of the Tennessee Chronic Pain guidelines with new information on methadone, and opioid prescribing laws passed in 2018. TMA made significant improvements to former Gov. Haslam’s TN Together opioid legislation to protect patients and avoid unnecessary and unreasonable restrictions on doctors and other healthcare providers. One of TMA’s top legislative priorities in 2019 is further amendments to improve practical implementation of the law.

The new edition of the Chronic Pain Guidelines includes updated information on reporting requirements to the state’s Controlled Substance Monitoring Database, new definitions and specialty-specific appendices.