Utah Administrative Code
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R525. Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health, State Hospital.
Rule R525-3. Medication Treatment of Patients.
As in effect on October 1, 2019
Table of Contents
- R525-3-1. Authority and Purpose.
- R525-3-2. Medication as Part of Treatment.
- R525-3-3. Patients May Refuse Medication Treatment.
- R525-3-4. Clinical Medication Review.
- R525-3-5. Patient/Legal Guardian Shall Attend Review.
- R525-3-6. Medication Review Committee to Render a Decision.
- R525-3-7. The Patient May Appeal the Decision.
- R525-3-8. Hospital Clinical Director/Designee Shall Review the Case.
- R525-3-9. Periodic Reviews.
- R525-3-10. Medication Treatment of Minors.
- R525-3-11. Electroconvulsive Therapy.
- Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment
- Notice of Continuation
- Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law
(1) This rule is adopted under the authority of Section 62A-15-105.
(2) The purpose of this rule is to provide guidance on the medication treatment of patients as required by Subsections R432-101-14(3) and R432-101-24(3).
Utah State Hospital (USH) offers medication as part of treatment for patients.
Patients have the right to refuse medication treatment.
In the event that a patient refuses medication treatment, USH staff shall constitute a medical review committee to determine if medication treatment is clinically indicated as part of the patient's treatment.
The patient/legal guardian shall be afforded the opportunity to attend the review and address the issue of medication treatment.
The medication review committee shall render a decision with respect to whether medication is a requirement of treatment and shall inform the patient/legal guardian of that decision.
The patient/legal guardian shall be afforded the opportunity to appeal any decision and have the case reviewed by the Hospital Clinical Director/designee.
The Hospital Clinical Director/designee shall review the appeal and render a decision with respect to whether or not the patient is required to take medication as part of their treatment.
Patients medicated pursuant to a medication review are periodically evaluated to determine if medication treatment continues to be a requirement of their treatment.
Medication treatment of minor children is conducted only in agreement with the child and the parent/legal guardian.
Electroconvulsive therapy is provided upon consent of the patient/legal guardian and may be provided by other hospitals that are equipped and staffed to provide safe and effective electroconvulsive therapy and recovery.
February 21, 2012
January 16, 2018
62A-15-105; R432-101-14(3); R432-101-24(3)
For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R525, please contact the promulgating agency (Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health, State Hospital). 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.