The House Workplace is to be asked to attempt to break the deadlock more than securing a medicinal cannabis prescription for a severely epileptic boy.
A Higher Court judge produced the announcement in the case of County Tyrone boy Billy Caldwell on Tuesday.
The Division of Overall health will also be invited to take aspect in proceedings aimed at acquiring the therapy for the 14-year-old on the NHS.
The court heard that existing arrangements could finish.
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