Chapter 2
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What is a Medical Consenter?

  • A person who has been given legal authority by DFPS or the court to make health care decisions for a child in the custody of DFPS.
  • This means that the person decides whether or not to consent to medical, dental, eye care and behavioral health (mental health) care for children in DFPS custody including decisions about psychotropic medications.

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