Achieving Balance in State Pain Policy: A Report Card

August 9, 2018

Man and woman balancing on a logA recent flood of legislation meant to curb opioid abuse is inadvertently making it harder for cancer patients and survivors to get legitimate pain care. ACS CAN’s State Pain Policy Report Card evaluates the level of balance states are striking in the pain policies they’re passing.

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State-specific ratings, with details about the criteria contributing to those ratings. 

State Pain Policy Rating 2018 Methodology 

Citations to specific state laws and policies reviewed in the report card are available through