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Medication management is the level of outpatient treatment where the sole service rendered by a physician/CNP/PA or other whose scope of practice includes evaluation and assessing the need for psychotropic medication.

Medication Management

Prescriptive medicine may be part of an individual's behavioral and mental health care.  In fact, a large percentage of serious mental illness treatment involves medications that impact a person's life. 

We honor each individual's right to make this very personal decision.


What is Medication Management?

Medication management for mental health is the prescription, administration, and review of medications and their side effects for the treatment of mental illness. It also involves the monitoring of prescription medications that a patient takes to verify that he/she is fulfilling the prescribed medication regimen. In addition, it is the responsibility of the physician or nurse to make certain that the patient is avoiding potentially unsafe drug issues. In general, medication management involves confirming that medication is taken correctly and in accordance with the appropriate dosage.

What's Next?​

If you would like to consider medication management  contact Behavior Management Systems. Our providers specialize in mental health.  Referrals and inquiries are handled by our reception staff—they can be reached by calling the office nearest you.

Medication Providers at BMS will not prescribe medical marijuana, nor will providers at BMS assist any client in obtaining a medical marijuana card. To date, medical marijuana has been legalized in South Dakota for non-psychiatric illnesses only (SDCL 34-20G-1), and research thus far has not found any consistent treatment value for psychiatric illnesses and indeed has shown numerous contra-indications for those suffering from mental illness.

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