Over half of Ohio records reviewed in the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (Ohio SACWIS) failed to accurately document when youth in foster care were prescribed psychotropic medications or opioid pain relievers during 2017. The review was conducted by the federal Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The OIG reviewed Ohio SACWIS records for a sample of 100 children in Ohio foster care and prescribed a psychotropic (70 children) or opioid medications (30 children). In 61 of the 100 records, the prescribed psychotropic or opioid medications were not accurately documented . . .
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