Connecticut Aims to Pass Second Landmark Law
Regarding Parent Protections & Psychiatric Products and Services
Proposed Bill 6202, LCO No 919
AN ACT CONCERNING PSYCHIATRIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING OF SCHOOL CHILDREN AND PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS FOR PARENTS
In 2001 the State of Connecticut passed the first law in the Country that prohibited school personnel from recommending psychiatric drugs to parents for their children, Public Act 01-124. Connecticut legislation stood as a model where other States quickly followed with similar legislation. This law fueled a national movement that resulted in the Federal law “The Child Medication Safety Act”, which received overwhelming support from both political parties.
Contact: Sheila Matthews (203) 966-8419