New Initiative Regarding Drug Prescriptions In Illinois Nursing Homes

Medications and prescriptions within Illinois nursing homes, as well as nationally, is an area of concern for many different reasons, including proper dosages, proper drug administration, and appropriate medications for nursing home patients.

On June 12, 2014, the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Long Term Care (LTC) initiative.  A couple of excerpts from the news release, as seen in, titled “June is Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program Month” :

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Long Term Care (LTC) initiative, an unprecedented opportunity to change the drug prescribing culture in nursing homes. Based upon concerns regarding substantial use of behavioral health medications within the nursing home population, IDHS and IDPH entered into an interagency agreement to reduce the use of chemical restraints and improve the quality of care.


“The Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program can help ensure the health and safety of long-term care residents by identifying medication errors and overuse or improper use of medications,” said IDPH Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck.  “IDPH is vigilant about the safety of all residents and this program is another tool in our toolbox to protect our loved ones.”

Additional details can be seen in the news release highlighted above.


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