From the KNS:
Burchett and the House sponsor, Rep. Johnny Shaw, D-Bolivar, said the measure would help protect the health of hospital patients, their families and medical staff.
That’s funny, because every time I drive by a hospital I’m utterly amazed at the number of supposedly educated health care professionals who are standing outside puffing away and turning their faces into catchers’ mitts and cooking themselves from the inside.
The real shame is that hospitals don’t currently have the legal right to decide where people can smoke on hospital property, right? Right?
Hospitals already have the power to block smoking on their property if they wish, he said.
Power? Wish? This guy makes it sound like the hospital could handle this on their own. How preposterous! How can anything be decided or handled without the gov’ment?
I’m not complaining…this measure failed. I just can’t believe it was ever even considered.