Hello to all: I am a Kaiser Permanente patient and have been in their Pain Management Program for almost 13 years. I am being treated with Sched II Opiods for Fibro and also 3 verterbral compression fractures,(T2, T3, T4) and a failed diskectomy & fusion surgery at T9-T10. My PM doc of 12 years retired and I got a new one who at firct continuedmy opiod regimen. (I have been on the same dose for 10 years). Two months ago he told me that because of new laws being introduced into the California Legislature to very strictly control Sched II Opiods, that Kaiser revamping their Opiod Therapy Program. (They are afraid if the new proposed laws, like CURES, pass, that DEA and others will come after their PM Docs). He says he is going to "slowly" take down the dose that has been effective incontrolling my pain down to %20 (or less!) of what it was for 10 years! In fact, during a visit yesterday he had the temerity to ask me if I wanted to go into "Inpatient Detox" instead of slowly tapering my meds down. (I have never, EVER in 13 years of PM there been accused of abuse, asked for meds early, gone to ER seeking meds, or shown any illegal drugs or inappropriate levels of prescribed meds in urine and blood tests). For the the first two years in PM, my doc would even call me in unannounced and count my pills to make sure I was taking them correctly, and of course I have signed a PM Contract. My Spinal Injuries stemmed from a motor vehicle accident in 1991 and I was unable to work for several years, and later also developed fibromyalgia. (Yes, confirmed diagnosis of fibro by two rheumatologists). When my chronic pain was finally under control by Opiod Therapy, I was able to go back to Full Time Work, and did so for 10 years before retiring. My PM Doc says the new Kaiser Opiod policy and lowering my meds has NOTHING to do with me personally or my retirement or situation. I need this medication (a time release opiod) in order to even function normally retired. Any thoughts, advice, or rumors you have heard are appreciated. Are there lawyers that act as advocates for Pain Management Patients? And if so, would they even take on a billion dollar For-Profit HMO like Kaiser? Thanks and God Bless All, Rad Tech55 My Question: Has any other Kaiser PM Patients on Opiod Therapy been told of thisnew Kaiser policy? Is this policy even LEGAL under the California Pain Patient Bill of Rights, the Pain Patient Protection Act, and, nationally, (Senate) The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?