OAR 416-340-0060
Psychotropic Medications


Psychotropic medications will be prescribed by a physician or nurse practitioner through a written order.


The use of medication to alter behavior, thought processes or mood will be based solely on a physician’s determination that the medication is in the best medical interests of the offender.


Psychotropic medications will be reviewed no less than every 90 days:


By the prescribing physician or nurse practitioner for desired responses and adverse consequences; and


To determine the continued need and/or lowest effective dosage in a carefully monitored program.


Oral administration of psychotropic drugs is the preferred method.


Psychotropic medication may have PRN status only when the prescriber has ordered PRN status, and a nurse has documented written parameters specific to an offender’s care, per Board of Nursing administrative rules.

Source: Rule 416-340-0060 — Psychotropic Medications, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=416-340-0060.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 416-340-0060’s source at or​.us