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Wed., March 15, 2017, 1:55 p.m.

2 faith-healing bills introduced

Two new bills regarding faith-healing were introduced this morning in the Senate State Affairs Committee; Chairman Jeff Siddoway, R-Terreton, said he’ll likely be scheduling a full public hearing on one or both of the measures, which are competing. The first one, from Dan Sevy, who’s a member of a faith-healing sect, would provide further consideration for faith-healing parents in Idaho, by directing courts, when they order emergency medical treatment for a child in cases of neglect, to consider other forms of treatment beyond medical care. “What this … simply does is recognize there are other forms of treatment besides medicine,” Sevy told the committee. He said, “I represent only myself”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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