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Parents can choose child's treatment

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 24 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1102
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent

    A local council and an NHS trust which tried to use the child protection system to send a 13 year old boy with the chronic fatigue syndrome for psychiatric treatment against his parents' wishes backed down in the face of a High Court challenge last week.

    Lawyers for the boy, who can be named only as B, sought a judicial review in the …

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