Jahi McMath's mom clear to take her from hospital

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2013 file photo, Nailah Winkfield, mother of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, cries before a courtroom hearing regarding McMath, in Oakland, Calif.  McMath remains on life support at Children's Hospital Oakland over a week after doctors declared her brain dead, following a supposedly routine tonsillectomy.
FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2013 file photo, Nailah Winkfield, mother of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, cries before a courtroom hearing regarding McMath, in Oakland, Calif. McMath remains on life support at Children's Hospital Oakland over a week after doctors declared her brain dead, following a supposedly routine tonsillectomy. Ben Margot/AP

 A judge says the mother of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead after having tonsil surgery can remove the child from a Northern California hospital as long as she assumes full responsibility for the move.

Jahi McMath has been on a ventilator for nearly a month, and her family has been fighting with medical officials to have her transferred out of Children's Hospital Oakland.

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Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo said Friday that Nailah Winkfield can move her daughter under a deal with the hospital that holds the mother accountable for consequences that could include Jahigoing into cardiac arrest.

Also, Grillo denied the family's motion to force the hospital to insert breathing and feeding tubes, which the girl would need for long-term care at another facility.

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