A new amendment to state’s health law grants critical rights to mothers. Governmental decree gives women the right to sign off medical documents for their children.
08 August 2020, 12:00 AM
31 August 2020, 12:00 AM
The National Assembly agreed to change a governmental decree to permit women to sign off on medical procedures for their children and family.
The decision to amend the decree will now be transferred to the cabinet of ministers for their final approval. The governmental decree was passed by the health committee before it was presented to the floor of the National Assembly.
Dr. Basil Al Sabah, Minister of Health, said “the National Assembly approved to amend the state’s health law to include the guardian or the mother.”
The decree is known as the ‘health guardianship’, although article 3 of law 210 (2015) states that the guardian or caretaker of a child, with the legal proof, has the right to obtain legal documents and identification files in order to be able to carry out procedures for the child.