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.
- Completion Date: August 2016
- Response Date: December 2016
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.