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Couple has the right to refuse test on newborn child

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 17 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1149
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    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 …

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