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Message ID: 10068
Date: 2016-11-14

Author:Bethany Womack

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

Hi Edward - that may be state by state. In my former state, youth had medical consent rights at 14 in some cases - or at least they could refuse, that's probably an important distinction. Parents would consent unless there was a TPR or something written in the court order. 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 >

Hi Edward - that may be state by state. In my former state, youth had medical consent rights at 14 in some cases - or at least they could refuse, that's probably an important distinction. Parents would consent unless there was a TPR or something written in the court order. 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 >