California Aims to Reduce Antipsychotic Use in Nursing Homes by 30%

The California Department of Health has announced a major campaign to reduce unnecessary antipsychotic drug use in nursing homes. The campaign has set initial goals to reduce overall nursing home use of antipsychotics by 15% by the end of 2012 and by 30% by June 30, 2013. To read more about the campaign and its goals, go to http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/facilities/Documents/LNC-AFL-12-56.pdf

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Anthony Chicotel is a staff attorney for CANHR. His areas of expertise include the rights of long-term care residents, nursing home litigation, health care decision-making, and conservatorships.
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