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How do I cancel a pain managment contract

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How do I cancel a pain managment contract
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Gerald, Esq replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow up questions you have.
I am an attorney with 30 years of experience, including extensive experience in the regulation of health care practitioners. I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.
I need a bit more information regarding the nature of the contract. Can you attach the agreement so that I can review it?
If you can I will try to provide a responsive answer to you.
Thank you.
Kind regards,
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I was not given a copy of the agreement it was signed under duress while I was in great pain. It is a standard pain management "contract"
Expert:  Gerald, Esq replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the follow up information.
Here is a link to a fairly standard Pain Management Agreement.
Physicians are using these agreements primarily as a defensive mechanism in regard to potential investigations by the DEA and the State Licensing Boards. There has been a step up reporting of physicians who "over prescribe." As a result the physicians want to make it clear that they are carefully managing the prescription of opioids in particular.
These agreements are not truly binding in the sense that they are not reviewed by the courts. They are intended to keep the patient and physician on the "same page" in regard to treatment protocols.
If your treatment is not meeting your needs, the physician should be amenable to making changes to the protocols. If your physician is not willing to do that you are certainly free to seek out other care providers.
I understand that may be easier said than done. So your first course of action is to meet with your physician and go over you needs in detail.
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