Lawmakers move to modify law saying both parents must consent to their child getting medical attention

26-10-2012

A bill which would amend the problematic law according to which both parents must give consent to their child’s medical treatment has gone through its first reading in the lower house and is to be debated by the health committee. According to the amendment the consent of one parent or that of the child alone would suffice. The existing legislation caused numerous problems when children needed urgent attention fast and one or both parents were not on hand to provide it. Not just parents but many doctors have called for it to be modified.