Calif. Senator Pulls Bill From Legislative Package Targeting Foster Kids’ Medication in Attempt To Ease Passage
California Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has pulled his bill (SB 253) from a legislative package aimed at reducing the amount of psychiatric medication prescribed to children in California's foster care system. Monning pulled his bill -- which would prohibit juvenile courts from authorizing psychotropic drugs without prior medical examination and ongoing monitoring of the child --to smooth out some issues with the Brown administration. The Assembly could vote on the remaining three-bill package as early as Tuesday.
- "California Assembly To Vote on Diminished Bill Package To Curb Psychotropic Drug Use on Foster Children" (de Sá, San Jose Mercury News/Inside Bay Area, 9/6).