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Family Matters No. 46 - April 1997

News from the Family Court

Altruistic children and special medical procedures
Danny Sandor

Abstract

The Family Court has been named as the appropriate court to decide whether children should undergo certain medical procedures. Until now, previous cases have concerned a procedure said to be for the child's benefit. In this article the author reports on a recent application where this was not the prime reason for the proposed medical intervention, but rather to benefit someone else.

The Family Court has been named as the appropriate court to decide whether children should undergo certain medical procedures. Until now, previous cases have concerned a procedure said to be for the child's benefit. In this article the author reports on a recent application where this was not the prime reason for the proposed medical intervention, but rather to benefit someone else.

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