“Charlie’s law” proposed to allow parents to seek treatment for children abroad – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 11th, 2022 in bills, children, consent, medical treatment, news, parental rights by tracey

‘A Private Members’ Bill before parliament which would allow parents of seriously ill children to seek treatment abroad is due to be debated this week. The Access to Palliative Care and Treatment of Children Bill 2019– 21 contains proposals to reform the law in response to recent high profile cases concerning the medical treatment of children (with specific reference to the case of Charlie Gard). The Bill, which has been tabled by palliative care professor Baroness Finlay, would stop judges making orders which prevent parents from taking their child abroad for treatment at any respected medical institution if there is no major risk of harm to them.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th January 2022

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