Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services: This Informational Bulletin was issued to inform states about additional opportunities and resources to address the use of psychotropic drugs in vulnerable populations. The collaborative efforts and technical assistance resources highlighted in this bulletin provide states with additional tools and mechanisms to promote the appropriate use, and enhance oversight of, psychotropic medications for children in foster care and individuals living in nursing facilities. Link to Information Bulletin Includes many links to additional information.
A guide for youth to help them in making decisions about their health and psychotropic medications involves five steps plus one:
- How do I know if I need help?
- What are my rights?
- What are my options?
- What information do I need?
- How do I make sure I am taking my medication safely?
- What should I do about medication when I am leaving foster care?
This guide presents valuable information for youth in foster care related to each step. Depending on your situation, selected sections or the entire guide may be useful to you. The guide’s checklists and worksheets can help you organize your thoughts. Link to pdf Guide