In the COVID-19 era, many Americans have lost trust in hospitals.
From destructive health protocols to patient discrimination based on medical choices, many healthcare facilities don’t make patient wellbeing a top priority.
We’ve also witnessed basic medical norms ignored, denial of visitation rights, and denying organ transplants to those who refuse to take experimental shots.
Instead of addressing patient abuses, a New Hampshire bill could empower hospitals to arrest family members who argue with doctors.
Excerpt: …a New Hampshire bill now seeks to criminalize those who dissent and debate doctors when they believe the hospital is mistreating their loved one. https://t.co/3SgnHceHGh
— Bobby Schindler (@BobbySSchindler) April 18, 2022
NH Senate passes bill that could empower hospitals to arrest family members who argue with doctors https://t.co/VRDjz5KKDk
— Daniel Horowitz (@RMConservative) April 13, 2022
Under this bill, medical personnel could easily say they feel “harassed,” “intimidated,” or are a recipient of “verbal abuse.” They can certainly say the spouse is “interfere[ing] in the provision of medically necessary health care services.” https://t.co/VRDjz62m1U #Mengele
— Daniel Horowitz (@RMConservative) April 14, 2022
Daniel Horowitz at The Blaze wrote:
File this under Republicans who don’t know what time it is. On March 31, the New Hampshire Senate passed SB 459, a bill that lowers the threshold needed to arrest someone at a health care facility without a warrant. Dubbed the “Workplace Violence Prevention Program,” this bill defines workplace violence as “any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening behavior that occurs at a health facility, including verbal abuse, without regard to whether the victim sustains an injury, psychological trauma, or stress.”
What happens to such a person? Section 4 allows arrests without warrant if there is probable cause to believe that the person, among other things, will cause problems or “through actual or threatened violence, interfere in the provision of medically necessary health care services.”
In any other era, I wouldn’t think twice about this bill. After all, none of us believe in violence and certainly not directed toward doctors. But where is this bill coming from, and where is it headed, and in what context? I have been inundated with people in distress after doctors refused to talk to them, threw people on ventilators against scientific rationale, blocked medical records, forcibly confiscated prescriptions and vitamins, and often engaged in medical kidnapping by refusing to release the patient upon his request. In other cases, they have called child protective services if they feel the parent is not going along with their novel treatment ideas for a minor patient.
Read Senate Bill 459 HERE:
This bill requires health care facilities to implement and maintain workplace violence prevention programs and establishes the health care workplace safety commission. This bill also permits law enforcement to arrest an individual without a warrant in certain circumstances related to health care workplaces.
What happens when a doctor wants to give a parent’s child a treatment they don’t approve of?
Will they arrest the parent who argues against subjecting their child to the treatment?
What happens when you resist a doctor attempting to perform a procedure you’re afraid may harm you?
Will they arrest you for defending your rights and saying no?
What kind of precedent are New Hampshire lawmakers trying to set with this legislation?