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        7/19/2011, Tammuz 17, 5771

      Debate: When Can Parents Determine Care?


      When should parents be allowed to determine the course of medical care for their child, and when should doctors be allowed to give life-saving care even without approval? That question was debated Tuesday by the Committee for the Welfare of the Child, led by MK Zevulun Orlev.

      The Rabbanei Tzohar organization proposed a change to the law that would allow hospitals to provide critical life-saving care without parental approval, unless the parents were able to get a court order preventing the care. Currently, hospitals may not give such care without a court order allowing it.