Feedback to HHS | HHS.gov – HHS asking for comments on the task force report (previously covered in three parts here):
- HHS Report on Pain Mgmt Best Practices – part 1
- HHS Report on Pain Mgmt Best Practices – part 2 – contains a rebuttal of CDC Guidelines
- HHS Report on Pain Mgmt Best Practices – part 3
Submit through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at:
(There’s a “Comment Now” button at the top right of the page)
Notice of request for public comments on the Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations, which proposes updates to best practices and recommendations for pain management, including chronic and acute pain.
***Comments for consideration by the Task Force should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on April 1, 2019.
The Draft Report highlights the progress made towards identifying, reviewing, and determining whether there are gaps in or inconsistencies between best practices for pain management (including chronic and acute pain) developed or adopted by Federal agencies.
It includes the Task Force’s proposed updates to best practices and recommendations on addressing gaps or inconsistencies.
On September 26, 2018, the Task Force voted on the proposed updates and recommendations that would be provided to the public for comment.
The proposed updates and recommendations are included in the Draft Report.
Once the ninety (90) day comment period concludes, the Task Force will consider comments received and compile a Final Recommendations Report with its proposed updates and recommendations.
Request for Comment:
The goal of this Request for Comment is to solicit feedback on the Draft Report, which includes the Task Force’s proposed updates and recommendations.
The Task Force invites comment on the full range of issues that may be relevant to the proposed updates and recommendations.
Instructions for Commenters:
***Written comments should not exceed three pages in length.
To assist with the review of public comments, the public should cite a specific section, gap and/or recommendation of the report (e.g., acute pain, gap 2 or recommendation 2b) for which the comments are related.
Comments that contain references to studies, research, and other empirical data that are not widely available should include copies of the referenced materials with the submitted comments.
Comments submitted by email should be machine-readable and should not be copy-protected. Responders are encouraged to include the name of the person or organization filing the comment, in case follow-up is needed, as well as a page number on each page of their submission(s).
Written comments may be submitted by any of the following three methods:
(1) Submit through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, Docket Number: HHS-OS-2018-0027,
(2) Email to: email@example.com, or
(3) Mail written comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 736E, Attn: Alicia Richmond Scott, Pain Management Task Force Designated Federal Officer, Washington, DC 20201