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If you have anything from a doctor explaining why this medication is necessary and the adverse affect on your son if he's not able to take it, yes, it may qualify as an emergency that would allow you to get an ex parte order without notifying the father. Basically, an emergency exists if the child could be harmed by the failure to take action. When a child has behavioral problems, denying him therapy plus medication may harm not only your son, but others. That should be enough to get the order.
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