Emergency Medical Care and Treatment for Infants

  • Bruce Dennis Sales
  • D. Matthew Powell
  • Richard Van Duizend

Abstract

With increasing frequency parents of infants born with a variety of physiological “defects” are, with the consent or on the advice of a physician, refusing to allow the treatment necessary to ensure the child’s survival.1 Among the conditions sometimes deemed to justify non-treatment are myelomeningocele, Down’s syndrome, anen-cephaly, hydrocephaly and a variety of other central nervous system defects.2

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Medical Care Supra Note Criminal Liability Court Order Parental Counselling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce Dennis Sales
    • 1
  • D. Matthew Powell
    • 1
  • Richard Van Duizend
    • 1
  1. 1.Developmental Disabilities State Legislative Project of the American Bar Association’sCommission on the Mentally DisabledUSA

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