HB 1405: Provision of Psychotropic Medication to Children in Out-of-home Placements
GENERAL BILL by Young
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.
Last Action: 3/9/2012 House - Died in Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF
• Introduced -HJ 140
• Referred to Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 215
• Died in Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee
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