New privileges developed for Procedural Pain Management

Posted 11/9/2018 3:30 PM

The provincial panel tasked with developing privileges for procedural pain management has completed its work. The new privileges result from a 15-month consultation and review process that drew input from across the province, and from multiple practice perspectives.

Procedural (interventional) pain management (PPM) is an evolving multi-specialty practice, requiring complex graduated care. Currently, BC has no consistent standard for physicians practicing PPM in health authority or community settings. Introduction of the new PPM privileges supports a standardized approach to credentialing requirements across disciplines.

The next step is to integrate the PPM privileges into the relevant discipline-specific dictionaries. Representative panels will determine which content is appropriate to include in the practice dictionaries for anesthesia, diagnostic imaging, family medicine, family medicine-anesthesia, neurology, neurosurgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and rheumatology. Implementation in the health authorities will follow the panel consultations, which are slated to wrap up in spring 2019.

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