Not treating him with scientifically proven methods is the equivalent of child abuse. Are there are precedent setting cases where say a child fell down hit his head and the parents did nothing allowing him to die? Sounds like neglect. I'd have to see other cases though. Mookie break out the law books.
Here's an interesting definition:
The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1973 was enacted to protect children. It defines child abuse (and neglect) as "the physical treatment and mental injuring, sexual abuse, negligent treatment, or maltreatment of a child under the age of 18 by a person who is responsible for the child's welfare under circumstances which indicate that the child's health and welfare is harmed or threatened thereby."
A non-accidental injury to a child is physical abuse. Failure to provide a child with basic emotional and physical needs is neglect. Neglect includes not providing a child with basic medical care. Sexual abuse is defined as any sexual activity between an adult and a child.
Is this phrase "neglect includes not providing a child with basic medical care." applicable?