medically indicated treatment

medically indicated treatment

A treatment defined by statute (e.g., the Oregon Department of Health) as including the appropriate nutrition, hydration and medication that, in the treating physician’s reasonable medical judgement, will be most likely to be effective in ameliorating or correcting serious or life-threatening conditions.
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All of these scenarios share a competent patient who refuses the medically indicated treatment. Medically speaking, these are clear-cut cases--the treatment is likely to succeed in returning Mr.
Here, at least, is what I would say: "You claim that the medically indicated treatment is ineffective.
Under that law, which remains in effect, in order for a state to receive federal funding for its child abuse and neglect program, it must have in place and enforce procedures to prevent "withholding of medically indicated treatment from disabled infants with life-threatening conditions." (The exact nature of "medically indicated treatment" is detailed in the statute and its implementing regulations.).EN
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