Funding Available for PACED Accreditation

ACEP’s Pain and Addiction Care in the ED (PACED) accreditation program aims to accelerate the transfer of knowledge about acute pain management and addiction treatment and secure appropriate resources for patients. PACED accreditation ensures quality, patient safety, communication, responsibility, and clarity in the management of emergency department (ED) patients suffering from pain and addiction. Through the support of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), ACEP will accredit up to 50 emergency departments through its PACED program at no cost to the site. Rural hospitals and hospitals that experience high opioid misuse rates in the community where they are located are encouraged to apply. Learn more at