New law stops educators from urging use of Ritalin

Texas has adopted two new laws protecting children and parents. The first bans school employees from recommending psychotropic drugs such as Ritalin or suggesting a diagnosis for students. The second prevents parents from being reported to state officials as neglectful solely because they refused to place a child on psychiatric drugs or refuse psychiatric or psychological treatment or testing. The new Texas laws are believed to be the strongest of their type in the nation in that they are broad and cover all psychiatric drugs and treatments.

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