Monitoring Use of Psychotropic Medications Every 90 Days
Texas law requires the medical consenter for a child in foster care to ensure that a child prescribed a psychotropic drug has an office visit with the prescribing physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse at least once every 90 days to allow the practitioner to:
- appropriately monitor for side effects of the drug; and
- determine whether the drug is helping the child achieve the treatment goals, and
- whether continued use of the drug is appropriate.