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Educators Recommending Medications for Students

The following information appeared in the September 2004 issue of the NH Department of Education's Key Messages.

Nationally, you may have heard about allegations that teachers and others in school systems are recommending, and in some cases insisting, that parents medicate their children because of inappropriate behaviors at school. The NH State Department of Education has received similar complaints from parents and other concerned citizens. Please be aware, that the New Hampshire State Law (RSA 329) does not permit anyone other than a licensed medical doctor or other approved medical professional to make medical diagnoses, suggest medical therapies, prescribe medications, or offer opinions about the appropriateness of certain medications or therapies that a physician might prescribe.


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