Stop the Immoral Practice of Drugging Seniors

Oklahoma is #1 in the nation in the use of antipsychotic drugs without a psychiatric diagnosis in nursing home residents. Why? Instead of treating our nursing home residents with respect and dignity, and providing proper care, our nursing home owners simply sedate them with drugs that carry dangerous and deadly side effects. This must STOP!

Senate Bill 142 will require that a resident or their caregiver consent before being administered an antipsychotic and presented with less risky alternatives. It also will require a physician to examine the patient for underlying problems which will lead to better and less intrusive treatments.

Will you help us fight this outrageous and immoral practice? E-mail your state representative and senator today and ask them to vote yes on Senate Bill 142.

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Protect Our Seniors' Rights: Vote Yes on SB 142

Dear [Decision Maker],

Too many nursing home residents are given powerful and dangerous antipsychotic drugs without full informed consent. Our nursing home residents shouldn't give up their right to choose how they receive care simply because they live in a nursing home. This practice must stop. As your constituent, I am asking that you please vote yes on SB 142.



When families make the difficult decision to place someone they love in a nursing home, they do so with the expectation that their loved one will be safe. I ask that you stop this outrageous and immoral practice in Oklahoma nursing homes. Please vote yes on SB 142.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]