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Removing Baby from Hospital - Can a Parent Legally make that decision?

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Removing Baby from Hospital - Can a Parent Legally make that decision?

curious regarding the law and decisions made for a baby staying at a hospital.

If you as a parent want to remove the baby from the hospital - can you make that decision?

I know its a general question with so many variables but perhaps some of you have some insights, useful links, or advice :)
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Mar 31, 2008
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Rocko9 wrote: curious regarding the law and decisions made for a baby staying at a hospital.

If you as a parent want to remove the baby from the hospital - can you make that decision?

I know its a general question with so many variables but perhaps some of you have some insights, useful links, or advice :)
This should probably belong in the Parenting sub forum. Are you talking about New borns?
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Dec 18, 2011
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NO is my answer. Hospitals are crowded and if the person did not need to be there then they would released.
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If someone was removing a baby against medical advice and medical care was needed, I would expect the hospital would probably get Children's Aid - or whatever the agency is called that investigates neglect - involved.
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I am assuming the baby is admitted due to health reason and according to the care team that he or she is not ready for discharge but the parents had issues with the care being provided? that is my assumption.

Well. minor is much more difficult to sign an AMA (Against Medical Advices) to be discharged from hospital compared to an competent adult.

it would trigger CAS and tribunal and hospital legal team etc to determine the outcome. often it can drag out for weeks


If the baby is healthy and no need to be admitted. you will be out the door in no time. after all the paper works are completed.

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