TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER III: DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER b: PROGRAM AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT
PART 325 ADMINISTRATION OF PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS TO CHILDREN FOR WHOM THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES IS LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE
SECTION 325.60 CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE
Section 325.60 Children in Foster Care
a) The Department shall offer training and materials for foster parents and relative caregivers concerning the procedures for approving psychotropic medication, and the need for and use of psychotropic medications and possible side effects. This training shall also address circumstances in which the child may self-medicate, where appropriate.
b) No psychotropic medication shall be administered to any child for whom the Department is legally responsible who resides in foster care unless the licensed prescriber has obtained prior consent for the medication from the Centralized Consent Unit or Emergency Reception Center staff.
c) The Health Passport, issued by the Department to all children for whom it is legally responsible, shall contain the following statement: "Consent of the DCFS Guardian is required prior to the administration of any psychotropic medication. Consent must be obtained from the Centralized Consent Unit or Emergency Reception Center."
d) Centralized Consent Unit and ERC staff shall use the same standards, forms and rules for approving psychotropic medication for children in foster care as are set forth above in Section 325.40.
e) The foster parent shall inform the licensed prescriber that:
1) the child is in foster care;
2) the consent of the Centralized Consent Unit or ERC staff is required before psychotropic medication may be administered to the child; and
3) psychotropic medications may only be administered pursuant to this Part.
(Source: Amended at 36 Ill. Reg. 3846, effective February 24, 2012)