Section 6 - Psychotropic Medications
Deciding About Consenting to Psychotropic Medications
- The psychiatrist (doctor who treats people with mental disorders) or other medical provider must get informed consent from you, before prescribing a psychotropic medication.
- This means the doctor must give you all the information to decide whether or not to consent to psychotropic medication.
Informed consent is the process of understanding the risks and benefits of giving the
medication to the child and making a decision about whether or not to agree to the medication.