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Message ID: 10067
Date: 2016-11-14

Author:Renee Z Dominguez

Subject:Re: Psychotropic Medication - Children in Foster Care - Informed Consent

What I remember experiencing in IL is that there is a designated team/psychiatrist(?) who is employed by DCFS who authorizes psychiatric care... and that this care can only come from designated DCFS affiliated/approved psychiatrists. The caseworker was not responsible for that decision, but may have input to share to person giving consent. Similarly, caseworker does not give consent for therapy... Sent from my iPhone > On Nov 13, 2016, at 11:14 AM, Edward Opton wrote: > > What does "informed consent" mean in the context of psychotropic > medication for children in foster care? > > Is the person who provides consent always the foster child's assigned > social worker? > > In practice, is it possible for social workers to withhold consent? > > Do you know of instances when consent was withheld? > > > Edward Opton, Ph.D. > National Center for Youth Law > 405 14th Street, 15th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 > Phone: (510) 899-6583 > Fax: (510) 835-8099 >

What I remember experiencing in IL is that there is a designated team/psychiatrist(?) who is employed by DCFS who authorizes psychiatric care... and that this care can only come from designated DCFS affiliated/approved psychiatrists. The caseworker was not responsible for that decision, but may have input to share to person giving consent. Similarly, caseworker does not give consent for therapy... Sent from my iPhone > On Nov 13, 2016, at 11:14 AM, Edward Opton wrote: > > What does "informed consent" mean in the context of psychotropic > medication for children in foster care? > > Is the person who provides consent always the foster child's assigned > social worker? > > In practice, is it possible for social workers to withhold consent? > > Do you know of instances when consent was withheld? > > > Edward Opton, Ph.D. > National Center for Youth Law > 405 14th Street, 15th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 > Phone: (510) 899-6583 > Fax: (510) 835-8099 >