Date & Time
Monday, August 1, 2022, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
307 "I Refuse to Take My Meds!" Psychotropic Medication Treatment Over Objection

Correctional health professionals commonly encounter individuals with serious mental illness who demonstrate psychotropic medication refusal. Administering these medications on an involuntary basis and/or the use of emergency medications may be required. This presentation will review the appropriate use of compelled/forced versus emergency medication treatment. Legal cases, community versus correctional practices, relevant NCCHC standards, due process proceedings, risk management, and patient safety protections will all be reviewed.

Educational Objectives:

  • Explore setting-specific approaches to compelled medications in the jail, prison, or community setting
  • Describe legal landmark cases relevant to involuntary and compelled medication use
  • Discuss how NCCHC standards can be applied when developing policies, procedures, and practices around involuntary and compelled medication use

Level: Intermediate