Florida's Wellington Extends Moratorium on New Pain Clinics

Florida's Wellington Village Council has approved an extension of a pain clinic moratorium, according to a South Florida Sun-Sentinel report.

The original moratorium, which was implemented last year and expires May 25, prohibits new pain management clinics within Wellington, but does not affect orthopedic centers. The moratorium was triggered in part by recent media coverage of rising rates of pill mills or pain clinics in South Florida.

Although Wellington has only two pain clinics, the council has agreed to extend the ban to allow more time for regulating pill mills at the state level. Part of the regulations may include rules regarding acceptable locations for pain clinics, according to the report.

Read the South Florida Sun-Sentinel report on the pain clinic moratorium extension.

Related Articles on Pain Management:
Florida City Develops Operating Restrictions for Pain Management Clinics

Tennessee Bill to Require Nurse, Physician Assistant Supervision for Interventional Pain Management

Englewood Hospital's New Pain System Reduces Side Effects, Risk of Dependency

Copyright © 2024 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.


Featured Webinars

Featured Whitepapers

Featured Podcast