Infant, Child and Adolescent Rights

The family and/or guardian should be included in the decision-making process regarding course of treatment.

The child by reason of his/her physical and mental immaturity needs special safeguards and care including appropriate legal protection before, as well as after birth.

The child shall be protected against all forms of neglect, cruelty, and exploitation.

The child and his/her family and/or guardian have the right to accurate and complete information.

A handicapped infant has the right to medically beneficial treatment and it should not be withheld solely on the basis of his/her present or anticipated mental or physical impairment.

In the event of conflict in the medical treatment decision between the minor, parents/guardian and/or physician or any combination of the three, the ethics committee will review the issue and a recommendation will be made.