(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that pain be assessed and treated promptly, effectively, and for as long as pain persists.
(b) A health facility licensed pursuant to this chapter shall, as a condition of licensure, include pain as an item to be assessed. The health facility shall ensure that pain assessment is performed in a consistent manner that is appropriate to the patient. The pain assessment shall be noted in the patient’s chart.
(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 615, Sec. 2. (AB 1048) Effective January 1, 2018.)
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