On Dec. 3rd, President Bush signed into law an amendment to IDEA, the "Prohibition on Mandatory Medication Amendment," which prohibits schools from requiring children to take psychiatric medications in order to attend school. It applies to Controlled Substances only, i.e., stimulants -- See Part B (611-614). search for "Controlled" This is the exact wording: (25) PROHIBITION ON MANDATORY MEDICATION. " (A) IN GENERAL. " The State educational agency shall prohibit State and local educational agency personnel from requiring a child to obtain a prescription for a substance covered by the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) as a condition of attending school, receiving an evaluation under subsection (a) or (c) of section 614, or receiving services under this title. (B) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.- Nothing in subparagraph (A) shall be construed to create a Federal prohibition against teachers and other school personnel consulting or sharing classroom-based observations with parents or guardians regarding a student's academic and functional performance, or behavior in the classroom or school, or regarding the need for evaluation for special education or related services under paragraph (3).