Maryland Academy of Advanced Practice Clinicians

CALL TO ACTION: Pain Management Treatment

Posted over 1 year ago by Elaine Crain

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: We need testimony ASAP, please email Robyn Elliott, MNA's Lobbyist at

  • Have you interacted with patients who have had difficulty in being adequately treated for pain management?  
  • Have you had concerns that you would be restricted from prescribing sufficient pain medication for your patients.

o   Need nurses who have patients at bedside or APNs with patients who have had difficulty in getting pain meds 

o   Need patients to speak to this subject – difficulty accessing pain medication

o   If you personally have not had issues, please ask your colleagues for assistance

We have several issues that will be in play for the 2019 Maryland General Assembly. We will keep you posted, and I will send out a "How To" in interacting with our policy makers soon!

Dr. Elaine Crain, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP
President, Maryland Academy of Advanced Practice Clinicians
Legislative Committee Co-chair, Maryland Nurses Association



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