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Laws  |  December 14, 2012 14:15:23

To treat just consent of the child, Deputies approved


PRAGUE (MEDIAFAX) - Members on Friday approved the final reading of an amendment that removes the obligation of both parents consent to treatment of the child. Just consent of the child, and when it is not mature enough, it can also empower parents grandparents or nannies, should relieve families and physicians.

The amendment passed the House unanimously. Now, so it will suffice consent of one parent, but also the authorized person. Furthermore, it will be able to express agreement and the child itself, unless it is intellectually capable. "For example, fourteen, one is able to assess what treatment needs bruised foot," he said in hyperbole Health Committee Chairman Boris Stastny (ODS). He added, however, that the amendment involves acute interventions for planned will still require approval by at least one parent.

The law responds to a situation where the adoption of a new law on health services, ie, from April this year, doctors require consent of both parents even simple procedures, where the ministry planned by this obligation.

Doctors, however, feared the uncertain interpretation of the law and potential litigation and penalties, and want to be sure the consent of both parents, for example, vaccination, because it can negatively affect long-term health of the child. Both parents are in many cases gave very difficult to find.

The amendment also abolishes the need for every 30 days to renew their informed consent to treatment. Besides these modifications amendment tries to remove even more controversial provision requiring all people who oversee the student experience in health care, to have enhanced teacher training and, moreover, were in an employment relationship with the institution where the practice is doing.The law provides that if, for example academic staff in a facility does not have an employment relationship with the practitioner must be present for someone who works in a hospital. Conversely, if someone manages practice of the hospital, needs special education teacher.

Health Committee pushed through an amendment according to which the provisions of the Act dropped the treatment of persons mentally ill or under the influence of drugs. The amendment said that since they are not required to consent to treatment, but this point is dropped from the text.

The law will become effective on the first day of the fourth month following the date of publication.

Katerina Šurmanová, surmanova@mediafax.cz

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