Yesterday, Cindy Steinberg, National Director of Policy and Advocacy, and two fellow advocates who live with pain, Debbie and Scott, testified at the Massachusetts State House at a hearing on Senate Bill 1262. The bill would amend the state’s existing Patient Rights Law to require the assessment and management of pain in health care facilities.
Pain assessment and management in a health care setting should be a basic right of all citizens without discrimination. Currently, 19 states have this right in statute.
We encourage you to reach out to your legislator and ask them to refer the bill favorably out of the Public Health Committee. Please note this campaign is only available to Massachusetts residents with a legislator who sits on the Joint Committee on Public Health; you can see if you qualify by clicking the link below and entering your zip code.