Pursuant to statute F.S. 409.912(51) The Agency may not pay for a 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.
This valuable new service is administered by the Florida Medicaid Drug Therapy Management Program for Behavioral Health located at the Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) at the University of South Florida. The call line serves prescribing clinicians who have questions about the medical care of children and adolescents with psychiatric needs. Consultations are limited to discussions concerning medication. Additional information including registration requirements, program details and hotline phone numbers are available by clicking on the subject line above.
Comments concerning the program from a pediatrician serving Medicaid recipients in the Gainesville area:
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.