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Mom who took sick girl from hospital could be charged

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By BRIAN SKOLOFF
Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities in Arizona say they are considering criminal charges if the mother of an 11-year-old girl with leukemia doesn't return her to a medical facility.

Phoenix police say the girl, Emily, had been receiving chemotherapy at Phoenix Children's Hospital.

Police say an infection forced doctors to amputate her arm and insert a device to deliver medications.

The child's mother removed her from the hospital Wednesday night.

Authorities say the girl is at great risk for a deadly infection.

Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of the mother - Norma Bracamontes.

Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos says criminal negligence charges could be sought against her, but their first priority is getting the child back to the hospital.

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Statement from Phoenix Children's Hospital

Phoenix Children's Hospital is deeply concerned about Emily's safety and well-being and continues to cooperate with law enforcement.  However, we are prohibited by federal law from sharing a patient's or family's private medical and financial information. 

We are committed to providing high quality, family-centered care.  If Emily's family has questions about her care, we encourage open communication and discussion of options with the care team.  Clinical decisions are not based on ability to pay.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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