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News Circular Letter: 17-2-699 Revised Informed Consent for Use of Psychotropic Medications in LTCFs

This letter describes revised and updated policies that replace the policies and guidance published in the February 1, 2016 Circular Letter.
2/01/2017
  • Drug Control Program
  • Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality
  • Bureau of Health Professions Licensure

Circular letter

TO: Long-Term Care Facility Administrators

FROM: Eric Sheehan, J.D., Director, Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality
James Lavery, J.D., Director, Bureau of Health Professions Licensure

DATE: February 1, 2017

SUBJECT: REVISED Informed Written Consent for Use of Psychotropic Medications in Long-Term Care Facilities

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Drug Control Program 

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