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2006 House Bill 5696: Require school Ritalin/psychotropic drug policies
  1. Introduced by Rep. David Law (R) on February 16, 2006, to require the Department of Education to develop a model policy setting clear guidelines for school personnel regarding psychotropic medication for pupils (such as Ritalin). Schools would be required to adopt a policy based on this, and teachers or other school employees or officials would be prohibited from recommending the use of psychotropic drugs for any child. However school medical staff may recommend that a child be evaluated by an appropriate health care provider, who may consult with the school if the child's parent or guardian consents.
    • Referred to the House Education Committee on February 16, 2006.

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