Chapter 2
Page 11.5

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.