Sen. Mark Steffen proposed the bill, which passed in a 21-16 vote. In addition to allowing the off-label prescription of these drugs, the legislation also mandates that child care facilities and K-12 public schools accept without any inquiry or scrutiny religious exemptions presented by parents or guardians against forced "vaccination" for the Fauci Flu.
Steffen, a Republican from Hutchinson, is a licensed anesthesiologist who wants to retroactively shield himself and other doctors and health providers who prescribed ivermectin and HCQ to patients during the plandemic. For doing this, Steffen is now being attacked by the Board of Healing Arts in Kansas.
"Thousands of Kansans and hundreds of thousands of Americans have died needlessly because of mainstream academic medicine's shutdown of effective treatment protocols," Steffen said about the restrictions imposed by the federal government against ivermectin and HCQ.
"This fearful, greedy, political and incompetent shutdown of early treatment will be deemed a national tragedy in time," he added, noting that more than 19,000 Kansans were hospitalized throughout the plandemic, resulting in 8,000 deaths.
NPR's Wichita station, 89.1 KMUW, made Steffen sound like the problem in all this. The fake news outlet claims that Steffen has "waged a protracted war of words with public health officials and medical professionals" who insist that ivermectin and HCQ do not effectively treat the Wuhan Flu.
Rather than let patients try these FDA-approved drugs for themselves if they so choose, NPR and the "medical professionals" it endorses want them to remain prohibited, and for patients to have to get "vaccinated" instead. It reminds us of the witch hunt against ivermectin at the onset of the plandemic.
NPR also blasted Steffen for including the retroactive provision, calling it a "conflict of interest for him," even though it would apply to all physicians throughout the state, protecting them from persecution for helping their patients against the wishes of the "authorities."
Last we checked, doctor-client privilege was supposed to allow physicians the freedom and privacy to prescribe whatever they decide is best for their patients, even if the prescription is "politically incorrect." All of that changed, apparently, once the plandemic arrived.
Now, the establishment wants to force everyone into a paradigm of medical fascism where corrupt officials like Rochelle Walensky from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Anthony Fauci from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) call all the shots.
The hope is that Steffen's bill gets signed into law because it will greatly expand medical freedom in the state of Kansas, and hopefully result in other states following suit.
Kansas Democrats, meanwhile, including Sen. Pat Pettey of Kansas City, voted against Steffen's bill because they do not like doctors have the freedom to prescribe drugs off-label – unless, of course, those drugs are prescribed off-label for "sex change" therapy for children, in which case Democrats want them handed out like candy with taxpayers footing the bill.
The bill's definition of religious belief is defined as "theistic and non-theistic moral and ethical beliefs as to what is right and wrong that are sincerely held with the strength of traditional religious views."
The bill will also prevent local health officials from mandating any more tyranny in response to the alleged threat of disease, including capacity restrictions, isolation requirements and quarantine.
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