State Rules and Regulations - Abipp


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State Rules and Regulations


Board Certification may be listed in ads; does require that physicians avoid false or misleading claims of board certification. Must be clear to state the certifying board’s name.

Pain Management Act
Title 34, Chapter 24, Article 11

The Alabama Pain Management Act was enacted to empower the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners with broad authority to regulate physicians who provide pain management services in the state. Among the provisions, the Act requires physicians providing pain management services to register with the BME and access the Alabama Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).  The Act also requires that pain management services be provided in a “practice location” that meets the Act’s standards relating to ownership and operation.  Every practice location must certify that it is under the direction of a medical director who meets the Act’s training requirements, which include specialty certification in pain medicine by the ABMS, AOA, ABPM, and Board certification by the ABIPP.

Florida Board of Medicine Rule 64B8-11.001 – Advertising

Florida’s Board of Medicine formally recognizes ABIPP as a specialty board, and authorizes ABIPP Diplomates to advertise as specialists in Florida under this rule on advertising.

Statute 456.44  – Controlled substance prescribing law (HB 7095)

Pursuant to this law, “Board-certified pain management physician” means a physician who possesses board certification in pain medicine by the American Board of Pain Medicine, board certification by the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians, or board certification or sub-certification in pain management by a specialty board recognized by the American Association of Physician Specialists or an osteopathic physician who holds a certificate in Pain Management by the American Osteopathic Association.”

Rule 360-3-.06 – Pain Management Protocol

The Georgia pain management protocol states: the Georgia Composite Medical Board “recognizes certifications in pain medicine or palliative medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association, the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians.”

201 KAR 9:250E –
Registration and Oversight of Pain Management Facilities

The regulation covers the Kentucky requirements for owning pain management facilities.  The regulation imposes strict requirements for physician-owners or physician owner-designees who will actively practice medicine in the facility, to include an attestation that demonstrates current ABMS or AOA subspecialty certification in either pain management or hospice and palliative medicine or through certification by the American Board of Pain Medicine or American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians.

OAC 4731-29-01 – Standards and procedures for the operation of a pain management clinic

Ohio code includes requirements regarding ownership and operation of pain management clinics.  Physician owners must demonstrate certification in pain management or hospice and palliative medicine by the ABMS, AOA BOS, ABPM, or American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians.  There are significant additional requirements for physician owners who cannot demonstrate one of these Board certifications.

1200-34-01-.09)(d) Training Requirements for Medical Directors of Pain Clinics

Tennessee’s Department of Health adopted regulations to improve the care provided in “Pain Management Clinics.”  The regulation outlines the requirements for physicians who serve as medical directors of a clinic, including board certification by the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. Within the Tennessee Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Chronic Pain, ABIPP Diplomates are recognized as Pain Medicine specialists.

The Texas Board of Medicine carefully reviewed all aspects of ABIPP’s rigorous certification process and found them to be “substantially equivalent” to those required of ABMS member boards.  As reflected on the Texas Board of Medicine’s website, Texas Diplomates can now convey this well-earned certification to patients and for the purpose of advertising ABIPP credentials.