Testimony in Jefferson City resonates across Missouri and raises serious questions about a beloved Kansas City institution.
To wit . . .
MISSOURI STATE SENATOR CIERPIOT'S ALLEGATION OF ABDUCTION AGAINST CHILDREN'S MERCY HOSPITAL SHOCKED LAWMAKERS AND SPARKED THEM INTO IMMEDIATE ACTION!!!
This is an exceptionally serious charge which threatens to rock the local medical industrial complex.
We joke around a lot on this blog but on this one we're merely presenting the facts and offering links to more info given that this story is serious and has already garnered the attention of authorities and elected officials throughout Missouri.
This passage from The Missouri Times offers the best overview in our opinion . . .
Sen. Mike Cierpiot gave a lengthy explanation to a full chamber of senators — and with this bill, the entire body sat listening to the senator from Jackson County instead of talking amongst themselves. Cierpiot is championing SB 1216, a bill that aims to protect families from “overreach” by the state’s Children’s Division.
The legislation would seek to define what an investigation by the Children’s Division consists of and would require the division to have the responsibility of greater evidence gathering in its initial 45-day report.
Further, it would provide lawyers for low-income families from the beginning of the process — not after it is already underway as is now the case.
For Cierpiot, the matter is personal. From the floor, he discussed his own family’s struggle with a Children’s Division that he said gave far too much power to hospitals, such as Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, over the fate of Missouri families . . .
In the Kansas City area, it is common for parents who choose to take their children to Children’s Mercy to have them ultimately taken out of their home, according to Cierpiot, calling it “abducted by Children’s Mercy Hospital.”
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
Cierpiot introduces legislation to protect families from having their children 'abducted by Children's Mercy Hospital'
The vast majority of the time, the more than 1,200 bills introduced in the state Senate this session are put forth with "no explanation necessary." That was not the case this morning as Sen.
You decide . . .