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Daycare medication legislation

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Texas - Daycare workers would need parental permission to give medicine to a child under a measure passed by the Texas Legislature.

The Senate voted today to prohibit child-care facility workers from giving medication to a child unless a parent or guardian has given written permission.

Violations would be punishable by up to a year in jail, and a fine of up to four-thousand dollars.

The House already passed the bill, sending the measure to Governor Perry's desk to sign.