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Chapter Title: Psychotropic Medication for Children in Out of Home Care
https://www.flrules.org/gateway/chapterhome.asp?chapter=65c-35

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=psychotropic&URL=0000-0099/0039/Sections/0039.407.html

HB 1405 - Provision of Psychotropic Medication to Children in Out-of-home Placements
Provision of Psychotropic Medication to Children in Out-of-home Placements: Requires that children placed in out-of-home care receive comprehensive behavioral health assessment; specifies eligibility; prescribing duties for DCFS; requires that guardian ad litem be appointed by court to represent child in custody of department who is prescribed psychotropic medication; requires that court authorize administration of psychotropic medication to child who is in shelter care or in foster care & for whom informed consent from parents or legal guardian has not been obtained; specifies circumstances under which department may provide psychotropic medication to child before court authorization is obtained; requires that department inform court of child's medical & behavioral status at each judicial hearing.
http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=48797

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Statement submitted to the
SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, GOVERNMENT INFORMATION, FEDERAL SERVICES, AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY OF THE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
FOR ITS HEARING ON
THE FINANCIAL AND SOCIETAL COSTS OF MEDICATING AMERICA’S FOSTER CHILDREN:

http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Juvenile_Justice_and_Child_Welfare&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=131063

new research - American Psychiatric Association:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=10&ved=0CHgQFjAJ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.psych.org%2FFile%2520Library%2FLearn%2FArchives%2Fam_newresearch_1998.pdf&ei=ZGv5UJ7eL46e8QT82oGQBA&usg=AFQjCNFzdw2JUlkrLc3etHV7xIobH-XJKg&sig2=Hy60p5pwltTteuDL1Ge4BQ&cad=rja

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