NMDs with Prescriptions for Antipsychotic Medication

Q: I am an ITFC Support Counselor for an AB-12 youth. If the Non-Minor Dependent (NMD) was prescribed antipsychotic medication and has a current JV-220 does the JV-220 need to be updated every 6-months as per usual? At any point can the NMD contest the use of anti-psychotic medication?

A: No, the JV-220 does not need to be updated because an NMD may consent to their own medical care unless there is a court order to the contrary.  Yes, the NMD may contest the use of anti-psychotic medication. As a legal adult, a NMD’s decision-making authority includes consenting to receive treatment or take psychotropic medication(s) and privacy regarding his or her psychiatric condition.

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