Emergency Treatment Including Blood Transfusions For Children

Emergency Treatment Including Blood Transfusions For Children

Summary:

As with adult patients, a medical practitioner can treat a child without their consent or the consent of the parent or guardian wherever there is an imminent risk of death or serious damage to the child’s health, or where the treatment has been authorised by a court order or legislation.

Diagnosis & treatmentFactsheets
28 / 04 / 2016

As with adult patients, a medical practitioner can treat a child without their consent or the consent of the parent or guardian wherever there is an imminent risk of death or serious damage to the child’s health, or where the treatment has been authorised by a court order or legislation.

Legislation that relates to blood transfusions in each state and territory is set out in this factsheet.

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