Legal matters: Chemical restraint
EMS attorneys Stephen Wirth and Douglas Wolfberg discuss the legal analysis of the charges brought against Colorado firefighter-medics in the Elijah McClain case
In today’s episode of EMS One-Stop, host Rob Lawrence sits down with EMS attorneys Stephen R. Wirth, Esq., EMT-P; and Douglas M. Wolfberg, Esq., EMT-B; of Page, Wolfberg and Wirth, to discuss the legal analysis of the charges brought against Colorado firefighter-medics in the Elijah McClain case.
Wolfberg and Wirth discuss their analysis articles as well as wider issues arising from the recent ketamine bill, signed into law governing the appropriate use of chemical restraints on a person (HB21-1251).
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