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H.R. 4518 (113th): Parental Protection Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 29, 2014 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4518

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 29, 2014

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To protect the constitutional rights of parents and children.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Parental Protection Act .

2.

Congressional findings

Congress finds:

(1)

The rates in the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders in children and the prescription of psychotropic medication to children has increased dramatically in recent years.

(2)

Nearly 70 percent of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–V) task force members report having ties to the pharmaceutical industry.

(3)

Many medical institutions are allowed to include wards of the State in research that presents greater than minimal risk with no prospect of direct benefit for the research subject.

(4)

There is a misuse of federally allocated funds to violate the First and Fourteenth Amendment rights of children and wards of the State.

3.

General authorization

The Department of Health and Human Services shall withhold all monies from State agencies or entities, hospitals, and medical facilities that—

(1)

allow research presenting greater than minimal risk to minors, juveniles, or wards of the State;

(2)

deny Fourteenth Amendment rights to the parents or child; or

(3)

investigate parents or charge them with medical neglect, or remove children from the parents’ custody when in disagreement with a subjective diagnosis involving psychotropic drugs.

4.

Enforcement

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Attorney General shall enforce the provisions of section 4.

5.

Effective date

The provisions of this Act shall take effect immediately upon enactment.