Court: California county’s medical exams on kids illegal

A California county cannot routinely examine the genitals of children removed from homes on suspicion of abuse without a court order or consent from their parents, a U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday.

The examinations performed in San Diego County even in cases in which sexual abuse was not suspected violated the U.S. Constitution, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously.

A call to an attorney with the San Diego County counsel’s office, David Brodie, was not immediately returned.

The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by two parents, Mark and Melissa Mann, who were not notified when their four children were examined by a doctor at a temporary shelter, the Polinsky Children’s Center, after the county removed them from their home in 2010.

Read full article here: https://www.ksbw.com/article/court-california-countys-medical-exams-on-kids-illegal/24492313

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