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New California Laws May Prevent the Overmedication of Foster Kids
In the past, lawmakers didn’t think twice about how doctors treated foster children suffering from emotional traumas such as abandonment and abuse. Nobody controlled how often practitioners prescribed psychiatric drugs that had serious potential for doing more harm than good. Today, investigations into California’s foster care system shed light on the doctors who fuel medication problems by inappropriately prescribing narcotics to the state’s most vulnerable children – ultimately leading to three new California laws. A Glance at California’s Foster System When the Juvenile Division has reason to remove a child from home due to abuse or neglect, it will place the child ...