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W.Va. Closes Three Pain Management Clinics for Noncompliance

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  State officials have closed three chronic pain management clinics this year for failing to comply with a law aimed at reducing substance abuse.

The 2012 law gave the Department of Health and Human Resources oversight over pain clinic licensure and codified patient and health safety.

The Register-Herald reports that, since January, the department's Office of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification has revoked the licenses of the Hope Clinic's Charleston branch, Beckley Pain Clinic and the pain management operation of Med-Surg Group in Beckley.

Health and Human Resources spokeswoman Allison Adler tells the newspaper that the licensing office will continue a review of applicants until all facilities either achieve compliance or transition patients to other facilities.


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