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Don't bend the law when giving foster kids drugs

The Department of Children & Families' (DCF) study about the lackadaisical use of medication for children shows the agency is taking seriously its mission to protect kids. It should follow through with hefty sanctions for those who ignored the law. Miami Herald...

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Consent for foster kids psychiatric drugs on rise

Florida Times Union More parents, courts approve medication; some fear they aren't informed decisions. By Brandon Larrabee Story updated at 12:24 PM on Monday, Jul. 6, 2009 TALLAHASSEE - As a task force examining the use of psychiatric drugs by foster children draws...

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Study: Florida's psych drug rules for foster kids ignored

Miami Herald 07.07.09 A new state study found that child-welfare doctors and case workers aren't following the rules when it comes to the drugging of 6- and 7-year-olds in state care. BY MARC CAPUTO Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE -- Child-welfare doctors...

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