A Florida doctor who sought to liberate school children from onerous mask mandates may be cut off from patients altogether, at least at a local hospital.
Apparently, because he wanted to charge for his services.
The Washington Times reported that a Capital Regional Medical Center spokesperson confirmed that the hospital “has started the process of removing” Dr. Brian Warden, an emergency room physician, from serving patients.
That’s because Warden “started advertising $50 medical exemption letters to area parents who do not want their children masked at school,” the Times reported.
The Leon County School Board recently implemented a mask mandate for K-8 students – even though under state law such measures must come with an opt-out provision. At least 10 counties have imposed such restrictions.
The Leon County policy does allow for a medical excuse, the Times noted.
On Facebook, Warden said, “I’m not doing this affiliated with any hospital or group.” According to the Times, he offered the exemption letters through a company called Dove Field Health LLC, which he incorporated just on July 26.
Warden apparently told local media he is not allowed to discuss the matter.
The Times cited media reports that indicated 337 of Leon County’s 34,000 students have COVID-19. At least two children in Leon County died from the virus within the past month, but details of those cases were not reported by the Times.
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