The metro’s largest hospital faces a looming July deadline: concealed carry guns on the premises or expensive security measures.
An exemption for Kansas concealed carry law in state owned institutions expires July 1, and that includes the University of Kansas Hospital. Thursday, a House committee introduced a bill that would allow the hospital to keep its exemption and its complex, weapons free. If not, it could become the only hospital forced to implement massive screening.
KU Hospital is the only hospital in the Kansas City metro that is required to follow that law, and hospital administrators say it will put them at a competitive disadvantage and could possibly change the trajectory of healthcare advancement in Kansas City.
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