General Article Judge says US must seek consent to medicate immigrant kids

A federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S. Government must seek consent before administering psychotropic drugs to immigrant children held at a Texas facility.

U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee in Los Angeles issued a ruling that the Federal Government violated portions of a longstanding settlement governing the treatment of immigrant children caught crossing the border.

Ms Gee said the Government must obtain consent or a court order to give children psychotropic medications at a Texas facility under state law unless it’s an emergency.

 

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