The Checkup

Episode 8: Medical treatment for children – when do court orders become necessary?

May 20, 2019

In this episode BN's Sam Pillay and Emma Harman are lucky enough to be joined by Matthew Hickey, barrister at Level 27 Chambers in Brisbane. Together they look at when court orders are necessary to authorise the medical treatment of a child, how the courts become involved and what factors they consider in reaching a decision.

Episode notes:

  • Baby K case - Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service v AT [2018] QSC 147 (14 June 2018)
  • Gillick v West Norfolk AHA [1986] AC 112
  • Marion’s case (1992) 175 CLR 218
  • Baby Mohammed - TS & DS v Sydney Children's Hospital Network ("Mohammed's case") [2012] NSWSC 1609 (24 December 2012)