Missouri settles lawsuit on foster kids on psychotropic meds

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri will have to overhaul how it monitors foster children on psychotropic drugs as part of a new legal settlement.

A federal judge this past week gave the settlement agreement final approval. Children’s Rights and other advocacy groups last year filed a class-action lawsuit against the state.

They alleged that Missouri over-medicated children in foster care with psychotropic drugs. 

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