A few weeks ago, it was announced that two employees of Bridgeway Behavioral Health (St. Charles, Mo.) had been charged because of a situation in which they refused to admit police officers with a search warrant. The employees didn't see anything wrong with their actions because they were complying with 42 CFR Part 2 -- the law that protects the confidentiality of patients in a substance abuse treatment center.
According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the prosecuting attorney's office in the county has dismissed the misdemeanor charges of interference with police against the two managers who were involved.
The charges were dropped after a meeting was held between the prosecutor and Bridgeway officials and a new policy was developed for the organization that states it will allow officers to enter the building if they present a lawful search warrant.
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