Report 2015-131 Recommendation 16 Responses

Report 2015-131: California's Foster Care System: The State and Counties Have Failed to Adequately Oversee the Prescription of Psychotropic Medications to Children in Foster Care (Release Date: August 2016)

Recommendation #16 To: Riverside, County of

To improve its oversight of foster children who are prescribed psychotropic medications, Riverside County should immediately adopt the state guidelines for its physicians' use when prescribing psychotropic medications and for the county's use when reviewing court authorization requests.

60-Day Agency Response

Riverside County distributed the guidelines to all prescribing psychiatrists. The date of the mailing was June 30, 2016 with the notice that the process change was effective July 1, 2016. The date of full implementation was August 23, 2016.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2015-131

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.