Office of Mental Health

Controls Over Prescription Drugs

The Office of Mental Health (OMH) operates 25 psychiatric centers, all of which operate pharmacies to supply medications to patients. Prescription drugs are categorized as controlled (e.g., hallucinogens, which are strictly regulated by the federal government) and non-controlled (e.g., less harmful) drugs. We found that centers had sufficient controls in place to protect and account for controlled drugs, but not non-controlled drugs, which account for the majority of their drug costs. Our audit contains five recommendations to improve OMH’s controls over its prescription drugs.

For a complete copy of Report 2007-S-111 click here.
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