Section 6 - Psychotropic Medications

Decisions Regarding Psychotropic Medications

doctor talking to a patient

  • You (medical consenter) should also include the child in the discussions about the medications.
  • If psychotropic medications are recommended for the child, then you should ask questions and discuss the risks and benefits with the prescribing provider.

Notify the CPS caseworker, in writing or e-mail, about decisions to consent or not consent to, new psychotropic medications, or changes in the dose.