I am trying to do some research for my mother and she is currently on a Pain Management Contract and she lives in the state of Ohio is wondering how long a pain contract in effect for from the time she signed it, this information is not included on the agreement she signed and I cant find anything on the laws of this.
It's in effect for as long as she is seeing that particular pain management doctor. It's an agreement between her and the doctor, not the state of Ohio or anyone else. If she stops seeing that doctor then she can tear up the contract and do what she wants.
I know it is called a contract, but legally it is more of an agreement between a patient and her/his doctor. Some doctors use it indefinitely, for as long as the patient stays with the practice, some renew them yearly.
Dear CTBeth, I like the New York Giants and I get crap for it all the time.... I hate the Doctors in New England or just docs in general they all look at you like you are a drug addict. What PISSES ME OFF is all these people that you hear about that don't take their pain medications and they are out there selling them and getting busted are ruining for the people that really need to take it with chronic debilitating pain diseases (DDD) such as myself. They give us all a bad name and so all doctors make you sign a contract with them to even give you your script and then piss test you. See the thing with my doctor is that she seems to think with all these fancy drug tests she does on me that cost tons of extra money for insurance companies that I fall in the category of a crack head in her mind and I have never seen the crap. Pisses me off so bad last time she did a UDS on me she did like three different kinds of Drug Screenings and that is ridiculous and found absolutely nothing due to the fact I do and take as told and don't abuse mistreat or misuse my medication at all... It is so hurtful that she does NOT understand the pain I am in.... Its nice to chat with you Ill try to keep up with you and just keep rooting for the teams that are your favorite and who cares what anyone else thinks due to the fact that, that is exactly why it is called a free country... Take Care MrsSourSoul1973
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