Couple has the right to refuse test on newborn childBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7322.1149 (Published 17 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1149
- Doug Payne
The Irish Supreme Court has supported the rights of a couple who refused to allow doctors to carry out a screening test on their newborn baby.
It rejected a challenge from one of the country's health boards to the refusal of a couple to allow a phenylketonuria (PKU) screening test to be carried out on their infant son.
The court said the North Western Health Board (NWHB) was effectively …