There are considerable risks to consider when prescribing psychiatric medications to incarcerated patients. This presentation will review the challenges and focus on safely helping this vulnerable population receive the mental health care they need. We will also look at documentation strategies to make sure providers are legally protected. Part 2 will focus on mood stabilizers and antipsychotic medication.
- Identify the unique pitfalls for psychiatric prescribing in corrections
- Review the classes and challenges for specific medications
- Discuss documentation strategies for prescribing