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Doctor Says Hospital Won't Transfer Brain-Dead Girl To Nursing Home

Reported: Dec. 27, 2013 10:48 AM EST
Updated: Dec. 27, 2013 1:57 PM EST
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A doctor at a California hospital said the facility won't cooperate with the transfer of Jahi McMath to another facility.

She's the 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead after complications from a tonsillectomy. Her family didn't accept that, and went to court -- where both a doctor at Children's Hospital in Oakland and an outside expert appointed by the court both concluded that she can't recover because her brain isn't functioning.

Her family now wants to transfer her to a nursing home that is willing to keep caring for her.

But first, doctors at the hospital would have to surgically insert breathing and feeding tubes that would allow the new facility to keep her body functioning.

And the hospital's chief of pediatrics says doctors won't be doing that -- since the judge in the case didn't authorize or order any transfer or surgery. He says the hospital "does not believe that performing surgical procedures on the body of a deceased person is an appropriate medical practice

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A lawyer for the family of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead after complications from a tonsillectomy says Jahi McMath's relatives want to transfer her to a nursing home that is willing to keep caring for her.

But lawyer Christopher Dolan said Thursday that doctors at Children's Hospital Oakland need to insert breathing and feeding tubes into the girl before the nursing home can take her.

Dolan declined to name the care facility, but said it is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and is not equipped to perform surgeries.

Children's Hospital wants to take Jahi off life support, a move that her family opposes.

A judge this week gave the hospital permission to proceed after 5 p.m. on Monday to give the girl's mother time to appeal.

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