What is the proper term for medical neglect? Would it be for someone to be neglectful of giving some other person a medicine to improve their health. Or just maybe to save their life. I understand it as some people ( not doctors ) believe that just to help them selves out and to make their lives easier a parent should put his or her child on some type of medicine, even if the individual that is caring for the child believes he or she doesn’t need it. And in that case if they don’t do what the school or any other facility for that matter, they may say its medical neglect. Well to me it isn’t and they should try better with their patience. God Bless everyone.