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Sun May 9, 2021, 04:19 AM

Gov signs law curbing hospitals' ability to require vaccinations for workers

Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte's office announced Friday he'd signed into law a controversial bill limiting the ability of hospitals and other businesses to require that staff be vaccinated.

House Bill 702 makes it illegal for most businesses or organizations to require staff, visitors, patients or customers be vaccinated in order to access a facility. It doesn't apply to schools or day cares.

A version of the bill that passed the Legislature would have kept nursing homes and other long-term care facilities from requiring that staff be vaccinated, but the governor issued an amendatory veto last month requesting changes to partially exempt them.

The changes, subsequently approved by both chambers, exempt those facilities from the new law if it would put them out of compliance with federal requirements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Read more: https://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/gov-signs-law-curbing-hospitals-ability-to-require-vaccinations-for-workers/article_ae6317cd-c939-5779-82cd-efd3f1dcb346.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 04:23 AM

1. What's wrong with this f**king man?


Is he a doctor? An epidemiologist? WHY does he need to do this??

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 11:06 AM

2. Dear lord.

Hospitals should absolutely require staff to be vaccinated.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 03:04 PM

3. I don't see that holding up in court especially

after the vaccine is fully approved. Pfizer just requested this.

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