A Important Announcement for Chronic Pain Sufferers!

A Important Announcement for Chronic Pain Sufferers!

NYC Pain Specialists: Karan Johar, MD
Courtesy of the New York State Department of Health


Effective March 22, 2017:

Chronic pain will be added as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. The Department has filed a Notice of Adoption of the regulatory amendment for publication in the New York State Register.

Chronic pain is defined as "any severe debilitating pain that the practitioner determines degrades health and functional capability; where the patient has contraindications" (meaning the patient has a specific condition/situation in which a therapy normally recommended to manage chronic pain shouldn't be used because it may be harmful to that patient), "has experienced intolerable side effects, or has experienced failure of one or more previously tried therapeutic options; and where there is documented medical evidence of such pain having lasted three months or more beyond onset, or the practitioner reasonably anticipates such pain to last three months or more beyond onset."

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In Good Health.

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