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US may withdraw federal funds from schools that exclude children for not taking treatment

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 15 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1055
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Members of the US House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce said that they would take up a new measure intended to prevent schools from requiring children who may have attention deficit disorder and other related behavioural problems from being treated as a precondition for attending.

    The law was prompted by parents who have said that schools have threatened to remove their children from class unless they began taking behaviour modifying stimulant drugs.

    The bill, called the Child Medication Safety Act, requires states to enact …

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