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    B989 – Medical Treatment Administration Bill 2016, Nigel Farage MEP MP
    Medical Treatment Administration Bill 2016

    A
    BILL
    TO


    Make it illegal for parents to refuse medical treatment for their children.


    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

    1 Treatment

    It shall be illegal for parents, or guardians to refuse medical treatment for their child which has been recommended by a doctor dealing with the case.

    2 Punishment

    (1) Parents, or guardians suspected of purposely refusing medical treatment for a child who died as a result of not receiving the correct treatment shall be tried for murder, if;
    a. there was an above 50% chance the child would have survived if the treatment was administered.
    b. If a jury find the parents, or guardian guilty of purposely denying medical treatment for their child, the parents shall be convicted of one of murder.
    c. If a guilty verdict is reached standard sentencing for murder shall apply.
    (2) If the parents, or guardian refused recommended treatment to have alternative non-homeopathic, non-holistic treatment (2)(1) shall not apply.

    3 Commencement, short title and extent

    (1) This Act shall come into force immediately following Royal Assent.
    (2) This Act may be cited as the Treatment Act 2016.
    (3) This Act shall extend to the united Kingdom.

    Notes

    Every year children die because parents refuse medical treatment for their children on religious grounds, cultural grounds, and personal beliefs; this is wrong. The right to liberty, individual self-autonomy, and freedom is a personal right, using this freedom to refuse treatment for a child in need of medical care, removes the autonomy from the child by removing the child's life.

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    Not murder, man slaughter at best because murder requires intent.
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    Murder is too much.
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    You're pretty damn authoritarian you know that Nige? If only that extended to the economy...
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    I think it would be a good idea for a temporary taking of the child by social services until treatment is complete, before evaluating whether or not it would be safe to return the child to the parents.
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    Abstain as written. I'd like to see murder changed, and 'recommended by a doctor' really really needs to be defined (for instance, "If you want him to live, do X, but he will live in pain" - is this a 'recommendation'?). I'm also opposed to s2(2), and the formatting needs sorting out. Furthermore, 'Punishment' is not an appropriate term, use the word 'penalty' or 'criminal sanction'.
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    Nay. Refusal could be a lack of understanding of the implications, the nature of the treatment, or even because of a child's mental state at the time. What if a 15 year old wanted cosmetic surgery, the doctor was OK with it, and the parent's refused?
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    Lmao nope
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    :nope:
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    Nay in it's current form. I might abstain or vote aye if worded better and calmed down a bit.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    Nay. Refusal could be a lack of understanding of the implications, the nature of the treatment, or even because of a child's mental state at the time. What if a 15 year old wanted cosmetic surgery, the doctor was OK with it, and the parent's refused?
    Hence the need for a definition of 'recommended'.

    Also, a penalty for non-fatal effects needs to be added.
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    Nay
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    It would need to be a bit clearer on when the punishment would be given, and I feel better procedures about 'recommending' treatment would need to be in place, and a better way of recording all this so there's good proof the parent was actually totally in the wrong. Then, I'd support manslaughter, but not murder.
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    Nay
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    This bill is in cessation.
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    This bill has been withdrawn.
 
 
 
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