Policy Details

4118.27 and 4218.27 Prohibitions on Recommendations for Psychotropic Drugs

4118.27 / 4218.27

PERSONNEL

PROHIBITIONS ON RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS

The Board of Education prohibits school personnel from recommending the use of psychotropic drugs for any child. For the purposes of this policy, the term "recommend" shall mean to directly or indirectly suggest that a child should use psychotropic drugs.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, school medical staff may recommend that a child be evaluated by an appropriate medical practitioner.

Nothing in this policy shall be construed to prohibit a planning and placement team from discussing with parents and/or guardians of a child the appropriateness of consultation with, or evaluation by, medical practitioners; or to prohibit school personnel from consulting with appropriate medical practitioners with the consent of the parents and/or guardians of a child.


Legal Reference: Public Act 01-124


Litchfield Board of Education
Adopted: January 8, 2002
Reviewed: August 10, 2011

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