skip navigation
FAQ - Physicians
How Can I Properly Manage Chronic Pain Patients Who Are on Narcotic Analgesics?
The Board has a policy statement on the management of chronic pain patients, which includes the elements of an established physician-patient relationship, appropriate follow-up appointments, use of consultants, use of a pain contract, and urine testing. This policy statement can be found on the Board’s website. The Board recommends the following book: "Responsible Opioid Prescribing” by Scott M. Fishman, M.D., published by Waterford Life Sciences, Washington, D.C., under the auspices of the Federation of State Medical Boards.


copyright 2008. State of New Hampshire