Utah Administrative Code

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R512. Human Services, Child and Family Services.

Rule R512-311. Out-of-Home Services. Psychotropic Medication Oversight Panel.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R512-311-1. Purpose and Authority.

(1) The purpose of this rule is to establish and operate a psychotropic medication oversight panel for children in the custody of Child and Family Services to ensure that foster children are being prescribed psychotropic medication consistent with their needs.

(2) This rule is authorized by Sections 62A-4a-102, 62A-4a-104, and 62A-4a-213.

R512-311-2. Definitions.

(1) "Advanced Practice Registered Nurse" is defined in Section 58-31b-102.

(2) "Child" is defined in Section 62A-4a-101.

(3) "Child and Family Services" means the Division of Child and Family Services, Department of Human Services.

(4) "Fostering Healthy Children nurse" is a nurse assigned to each child in foster care through the Fostering Healthy Children program administered by the Department of Health.

(5) "Oversight Panel" means the Psychotropic Medication Oversight Panel.

(6) "Psychotropic medication" is defined in Section 62A-4a-213.

R512-311-3. Composition of the Oversight Panel.

(1) The Oversight Panel shall be comprised, at minimum, of an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and a child psychiatrist. Other individuals may be added to the panel as resources permit and when Child and Family Services determines it to be necessary.

R512-311-4. Duties of the Oversight Panel.

(1) The Oversight Panel shall monitor foster children:

(a) six years old or younger who are being prescribed one or more psychotropic medication; and

(b) seven years old or older who are being prescribed two or more psychotropic medications.

(2) The children shall be referred to the Oversight Panel by the Fostering Healthy Children nurse.

(3) The Oversight Panel may request information and/or records related to the foster child's health care history, including psychotropic medication history and mental and behavioral health history, including trauma assessment and trauma treatment history, from the foster child's current or past caseworker; the foster child; the foster parents; the natural parents; the legal guardians from whom the child was removed; and/or the foster child's current or past health care provider. The caseworker and/or nurse shall assist in obtaining the information and records requested by the oversight.

(4) The Oversight Panel may review and monitor information about the foster child, make recommendations to the foster child's health care providers concerning the foster child's psychotropic medication or the foster child's mental or behavioral health.

(5) The oversight Panel shall provide these recommendations to the foster child's parent or legal guardians from whom the child was removed, and to the child's caseworker after discussing the recommendations with the foster child's current health care providers.


child welfare

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

January 10, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

62A-4a-102; 62A-4a-105; 62A-4a-213

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R512, please contact the promulgating agency (Human Services, Child and Family Services). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.