Medication Pathway

Section D Challenging the decision to prescribe medication


When a health professional suggests that psychotropic medication should be prescribed, family carers have the right to object if they do not agree it is the best option for their family member. These rights depend on the age of the individual with a learning disability, autism or both and whether they have the capacity to make the decision for themselves.Where the person has capacity to decide, they should be meaningfully involved in treatment decisions.