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Posted on March 19 at 5:09 p.m.
If hospitals are considered, for the most part, a public place then why are they regulated by private authority? This article is exactly the kind of public oversight that is needed to keep them honest. I am not saying that the guards overstepped there authority, but at the same time the limit of that authority isn't govern by a constitution with clauses that ensure due process and prohibit cruel and unusual punishment. We all know that their job extremely burdensome, both mentally and physically. And I am certainly not saying that they should not be able to use force when warranted. But the degree of force needed varies with every situation and the public has not democratically enacted Cottage Hospital's policy manual into to law. Bottom line, we need articles like this to provide the better public oversight on powerful private corporations.
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