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As you may know, an order of protection (OP) is generally based on acts of violence or threats of violence. For example, if someone intentionally struck you, an OP would probably be appropriate. Likewise, if a person threatened to cause you physical harm, an OP would be a viable remedy.
Here, based on the facts as you have stated them, it appears that the father failed to follow directions from a doctor and, in turn, may have caused harm to the child. However, assuming the allegations to be accurate, this was not an act of violence or a threat of violence. As such, it does not seem likely that an OP would be granted.
Having said that, your daughter might consider a different remedy. She could file a motion for contempt and enforcement with whatever court established custody. There is likely an order in place in that case that states something along the lines providing for the best interests of the child. Clearly, you daughter could argue that the actions of the father would constitute a violation of such an order.
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Unfortunately, the answer would be the same. The remedies you are referring to are not intended as a cure for bad parenting, they are intended for violent and/or threatening behavior. Bad parenting needs to be addressed in family court and this is the most appropriate remedy for your daughter.
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