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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title XLVIII
EARLY LEARNING-20 EDUCATION CODE
Chapter 1006
SUPPORT FOR LEARNING
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F.S. 1006.0625
1006.0625 Administration of psychotropic medication; prohibition; conditions.
(1) As used in this section, the term “psychotropic medication” means a prescription medication that is used for the treatment of mental disorders and includes, without limitation, antihypnotics, antipsychotics, antidepressants, anxiety agents, sedatives, psychomotor stimulants, and mood stabilizers.
(2) A public school may not deny any student access to programs or services because the parent of the student has refused to place the student on psychotropic medication.
(3) A public school teacher and school district personnel may share school-based observations of a student’s academic, functional, and behavioral performance with the student’s parent and offer program options and other assistance that is available to the parent and the student based on the observations. However, a public school teacher and school district personnel may not compel or attempt to compel any specific actions by the parent or require that a student take medication. A parent may refuse psychological screening of the student.

Any medical decision made to address a student’s needs is a matter between the student, the student’s parent, and a competent health care professional chosen by the parent.

History.s. 6, ch. 2005-65.