Baby Doe law
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Baby Doe lawPublic Law 98-457 Health & law Legislation passed in 1984, which requires states to establish mechanisms in their child-protection services responsive to reported medical neglect of disabled children. See Baby Doe, Baby Jane Doe.
Ba·by Doe law(bā'bē dō law)
General term for those regulations intended to protect children with handicaps or disability from mistreatment related to withholding of nourishment, warmth, and medical care.