`Baby Doe' Regs Thrown Out by Court
Culliton, Barbara J.
Science. 1983 Apr 29; 220(4596): 479-480.
On April 14, 1983, federal district court judge Gerhard Gesell overturned, as "arbitrary and capricious," a Department of Health and Human Services regulation that required hospitals to post notices concerning the illegality of denying life-saving care to handicapped infants and encouraged anyone with knowledge of such a case to report it to HHS via a telephone hotline. This article reviews the evolution and implementation of the HHS regulation, the legal challenge to it, and the judge's ruling. (KIE abstract)
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Culliton, Barbara J. (1983-06-17)The Department of Health and Human Services has been accused of "insensitive and arbitrary" behavior while investigating a possible violation of its "Baby Doe" regulations by a Rochester, N.Y., hospital. Dr. Frederick Wirth, ...