Hospital tardy in enforcing smoking ban
Publication Date: 4/22/2005
- Author:SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
- Publication:Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
Kathleen M. Spangler, the department's acting director, said there has been a delay by her department in educating patients about the new law and -- for the time being -- she is allowing patients to smoke in designated areas.
Spangler also acknowledged yesterday that on weekends and at nights she has smoked in her own office when nobody else was around.
State law clearly prohibits smoking in public buildings at any hour.