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A request from a Minnesota boy and his parents for a court order sealing his medical records was denied last…

A request from a Minnesota boy and his parents for a court order sealing his medical records was denied last week, The Associated Press reports.

According to the AP, Brown County Judge John Rodenberg decided that since Daniel Hauser’s refusal to be treated for childhood Hodgkin’s lymphoma has already become national news, the public has an overriding interest in access to the full story about the boy’s medical record as it was filed in court papers. 

Earlier this year, Rodenberg ordered Hauser to resume chemotherapy in a child-protection case that took hold after the 13-year old elected to stop the treatment in favor of traditional, Native American-inspired remedies, according to the AP. Hauser and his mother briefly fled the state, but they have since returned and agreed to resume chemotherapy, the AP said.