Following recent state laws that will allow people to bring guns on college campuses beginning in July 2017, Kansas College Hospitals is preparing to allow guns in its facilities, according to an article on the Campus Safety Magazine website.
The law will allow citizens to carry concealed guns on college campuses unless that campus has metal detectors and security officers.
For the Kansas University Medical Center, which has large campuses with many entrances, the requirement for medical detectors is not practical. The hospitals will hire additional officers ban guns in certain buildings.
“We have some vulnerable populations that are harder to protect. The spectrum is very broad so healthcare is certainly a unique environment.” KU Medical Center Vice Chancellor Doug Girod said.