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California Senate passes sweeping reforms to curb psych medications in foster care

Child Abuse & Neglect
Health

San Jose Mercury News

By Karen de Sá

06/03/2015

SACRAMENTO — In a major step toward curtailing the excessive use of psychiatric drugs on foster children, the California Senate on Thursday approved a package of bills that is already being eyed as a model in Washington, D.C., and across the country.

The four proposed laws — if approved by the state Assembly and signed by the governor — would become the nation’s most sweeping set of legislative reforms to curb the foster care system’s reliance on psychotropic medications, the subject of this newspaper’s yearlong investigation “Drugging Our Kids.”…

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