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Unformatted text preview: CAS wins court order for chemo treatment The Hamilton Spectator (May 9, 2008) The Children's Aid Society of Hamilton has won a court order to force a couple get chemotherapy treatment for their 11-year-old son. CAS executive director Dominic Verticchio couldn't provide specifics due to legal constraints, but said the ruling was made by a judge "just prior to treatment being ordered" yesterday. The boy is receiving treatment for cancer at the McMaster University Medical Centre. Verticchio said seeking such an order is rare and usually touches on a family's religious beliefs. In this case, the boy did not want any more chemo treatment and his parents supported his decision. Verticchio said the CAS has never dealt with a case where a child did not want medical treatment. There is no legal right for a child to reject medical treatment, he said, because they cannot make an informed decision. legal right for a child to reject medical treatment, he said, because they cannot make an informed decision....
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