Time for Boone Hospital to come out into the sunshine

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

One argument that has been offered for keeping the BJC lease of Boone County Hospital is that if the lease is cancelled, information about hospital operations will be available to the public and press via the Missouri Sunshine Law. Operating as a private company, BJC can’t be forced to give information to the press or public about contracts, accounting records, or the hiring practices at Boone Hospital.