Don't bend the law when giving foster kids drugs
    OUR OPINION: A new DCF study shows 2005 law ignored, endangering kids  
    July 15, 2009



    Gabriel Myers was a 7-year-old boy whose world was collapsing when he hanged himself in a foster home in
    Margate. He was among 268 children between the ages of 6 and 7 medicated while in state care.

    A new state study looking at whether these children were
    treated according to the law points to a total disregard of
    the law by a majority of case workers and medical
    professionals making life-and-death decisions. The irony
    is case workers now are employed by private firms
    under contract with the state. Weren't they supposed to
    do better by Florida's children than the old system of
    state workers?

    In Gabriel's case, the boy was getting an adult anti-
    depressant known by the medical community to be
    linked to suicides in children. A 2005 law requires more
    information sharing among case workers and medical
    and legal authorities, parental involvement and the
    review of doctors' prescriptions to kids in state care.

    Yet in 86 percent of the cases studied, the doctor prescribing the drugs didn't complete a treatment plan so that
    case workers, legal guardians and judges could better determine a child's mental health.

    In 75 percent of cases, the case workers didn't provide the doctor sufficient medical information about the child
    getting treatment.
    Nor were parents informed about the psychotropic drugs their children were taking in 76 percent of the cases.

    The Department of Children & Families' study about the lackadaisical use of medication for children shows the
    agency is taking seriously its mission to protect kids. It should follow through with hefty sanctions for those who
    ignored the law.

    One little boy already has paid the ultimate price for the disregard of those who were supposed to care for him.


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