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Missouri Could Ban Hospitals and Long-Term Care Centers from Restricting Visitors

Missouri could ban hospitals and long-term care centers from restricting visitors, including during an emergency. A state House committee is reviewing the bill sponsored by State Representative Brian Seitz, a Republican from southwest Missouri’s Branson….

State Representative Ashley Aune (aw-nee), a Democrat from Kansas City, says medical professionals should be making the health care decisions and this bill takes away that control from private businesses. COVID-19 outbreaks in some nursing homes claimed the lives of some residents, especially before the vaccination rollout.

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