Immunity From Criminal Prosecution for Parents Who Withhold Medically Necessary Treatment From Children on Religious Grounds
Dickinson, M. Lee
Weinstein, Karen R.
Health Care Law Newsletter. 1995 May; 10(5): 8-12.
Because child endangerment laws and their judicial interpretation are different in each state, healthcare providers should familiarize themselves with the law in their particular jurisdiction. In situations in which parents refuse on religious grounds to consent to medical treatment for their children, health care providers should consult local counsel as to the legal options available.
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