The Department of Health Services just issued a memorandum to inform nursing homes regulated by the DQA about new informed consent requirements for psychotropic medications. Effective December 1, 2010, informed consent is required before administration of psychotropic medication to a nursing home resident who has degenerative brain disorder. This new requirement comes from Wis. Stat. 50.08, which was signed into law this past May. A copy of the memorandum can be found at http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/rl_dsl/Publications/10-037.htm.
Dec 02 2010