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Message ID: 10074
Date: 2016-11-14

Author:Blakney, Cheryl L (HSS)

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

There is a current federal mandate that requires kids in CPS to receive informed consent from the medical providers and each states has to show how they are managing this issue. All states stakeholders on this issue were invited to a federal forum in August of 2013 to be educated on the expectations. Cheryl Blakney RNIV, BSN      Regional Psych Nurse - Southcentral Region Office of Children's Services - DHSS Phone:  (907) 352-8909 Fax:         (907) 357-9763   -----Original Message----- From: bounce-120998255-73569657@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-120998255-73569657@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Erin R. Barnett Sent: Monday, November 14, 2016 9:15 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: RE: Psychotropic Medication - Children in Foster Care - Informed Consent I apologize that this is going to everyone; I can't see how to just send to Edward. Edward, in most states, child welfare agencies/workers/supervisors consent to psych meds. In some states, however, birth parents consent. And in I believe just 1 or 2, foster parents can consent. In certain states and for certain scenarios (young, use of antipsychotics), there is another step for consent, including judge approval. It would be possible for those authorized to consent to withhold consent; but more often, we see that they consent to whatever docs recommend. I have been studying this for some years. Do you want to email me off-line of this list serve? Erin Barnett, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 603-653-0739 (M-Th) erin.r.barnett@dartmouth.edu -----Original Message----- From: bounce-120993127-76447954@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-120993127-76447954@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Edward Opton Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2016 12:15 PM To: Cornell listserve for child maltreatment researchers Subject: Psychotropic Medication - Children in Foster Care - Informed Consent 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

There is a current federal mandate that requires kids in CPS to receive informed consent from the medical providers and each states has to show how they are managing this issue. All states stakeholders on this issue were invited to a federal forum in August of 2013 to be educated on the expectations. Cheryl Blakney RNIV, BSN      Regional Psych Nurse - Southcentral Region Office of Children's Services - DHSS Phone:  (907) 352-8909 Fax:         (907) 357-9763   -----Original Message----- From: bounce-120998255-73569657list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-120998255-73569657list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Erin R. Barnett Sent: Monday, November 14, 2016 9:15 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: RE: Psychotropic Medication - Children in Foster Care - Informed Consent I apologize that this is going to everyone; I can't see how to just send to Edward. Edward, in most states, child welfare agencies/workers/supervisors consent to psych meds. In some states, however, birth parents consent. And in I believe just 1 or 2, foster parents can consent. In certain states and for certain scenarios (young, use of antipsychotics), there is another step for consent, including judge approval. It would be possible for those authorized to consent to withhold consent; but more often, we see that they consent to whatever docs recommend. I have been studying this for some years. Do you want to email me off-line of this list serve? Erin Barnett, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 603-653-0739 (M-Th) erin.r.barnettdartmouth.edu -----Original Message----- From: bounce-120993127-76447954list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-120993127-76447954list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Edward Opton Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2016 12:15 PM To: Cornell listserve for child maltreatment researchers Subject: Psychotropic Medication - Children in Foster Care - Informed Consent 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