Pursuant to statute F.S. 409.912(13): The Agency may not pay for psychotropic medication prescribed for a child in the Medicaid program without the express and informed consent of the child’s parent or legal guardian. The physician shall document the consent in the child’s medical record and provide the pharmacy with a signed attestation of this documentation with the prescription. The express and informed consent or court authorization for a prescription of psychotropic medication for a child in the custody of the Department of Children and Families shall be obtained pursuant to s. 39.407.
The Florida Behavioral Health Collaborative Pediatric Hotline offers a coaching experience between child and adolescent psychiatrists and pediatric primary care providers. Consultations are available to all providers regardless of insurance carrier caring for children/youth up to 21 years old.
Consumers and health professionals are encouraged to report problems (adverse reactions) with behavioral health medications to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Please click on the link below to access the FDA Safety page and report a problem.