Access and Utilization of New Antidepressant and Antipsychotic Medications. Special Populations


Prior authorization does not generally operate in the New York State corrections system. Off-formulary drugs are theoretically available in the IHS via prior authorization. Any physician can make a PA request. The staff pharmacists and clinical directors at the central area office review these requests. A decision is returned in three working days, although provisions are made for emergency distribution of the requested drugs. The IHS has not implemented an automated PA system at this juncture.