CA Health & Safety Code Section 1254.7


It is the intent of the Legislature that pain be assessed and treated promptly, effectively, and for as long as pain persists.


Every health facility licensed pursuant to this chapter shall, as a condition of licensure, include pain as an item to be assessed at the same time as vital signs are taken. The health facility shall ensure that pain assessment is performed in a consistent manner that is appropriate to the patient. The pain assessment shall be noted in the patient’s chart in a manner consistent with other vital signs.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 1254.7’s source at ca​.gov