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Posted on 12/02/2016 10:41:37 AM PST by Sean_Anthony
Antipsychotics and Maryland foster children
In an attempt to ensure psychotropic medications are being appropriately prescribed to children, the Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program has established the Peer Review Program for Mental Health, in collaboration with the Behavioral Health Administration, the University of Maryland Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and School of Pharmacy, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Any prescription for antipsychotic medication to any child under 18 is automatically referred to the program.
Another cost for taxpayers. These consultations will probably not be for free.
It seems to me like the action described would be a blatant violation of HIPAA regulations, which are in place to protect confidential medical information. I am not sure how they get around that.
On the other hand, it may be appropriate for some review in situations where psychotropic meds are prescribed for children, but not sure how the government plays into this idea.
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