The new ordinance aims to prevent pill mills by requiring pain management clinics to obtain a license. License applicants must be a board-eligible physician with pain management fellowship training or certification, or a hospital-affiliated clinic run by a pain management physician, according to the report.
Other requirements from the ordinance include that pain management clinics must be at least 2,500 feet away from other pain management clinics in the city.
More Articles on Pain Management:
Blessing Hospital in Illinois Launches Efforts to Stop Prescription Drug Abuse
Austin Pain Associates Opens Two Locations
Kentucky Pain Society to Host Opioid Prescribing Conference
Georgia City Ordinance Requires License for Pain ClinicsWritten by Laura Miller | August 14, 2012
A new ordinance was passed by the Lilburn (Ga.) City Council to identify legitimate pain management clinics and assess penalties for those that do not follow operation guidelines or have a permit from the city, according to a Patch report.
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2011. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies here.