Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has announced a new policy to ensure the safety of Michigan’s orthopedists.
Snyder said that a new rule will ensure that a physician is able to safely perform procedures without being caught on video saying things like “I will kill you if you don’t put that white guy in the chair,” and that the department would not allow a person who was “out of bounds” to be the physician performing a procedure.
Snyder made the announcement in a speech at the Michigan Orthopedic Society, according to a news release from the governor’s office.
“This new policy will ensure our orthopedies are protected in our offices, and will ensure the well-being of our orthopaedic specialists,” Snyder said.
“We know that when we take care of our patients, they are protected from harm.”
The new rule, the release stated, will “protect the health and safety of our physicians and the health of our community, and ensure that orthopedias and other medical professions are free from discrimination and harassment.”
The announcement comes after a video of a man allegedly shouting racial slurs and calling another person “nigger” was published by The Michigan Free Press.
In the video, the man is seen asking another man if he could “put the nigger in the seat.”
The man said he would.
The video was widely shared and widely shared.
Snyder announced that the governor was investigating the incident, and that his office had received a complaint from a patient.
“Our hearts go out to the patient who was victimized by this unacceptable conduct, and we are taking action to hold the individual responsible for his actions,” Snyder’s office said in a statement.
“The governor will review all information in this matter and take appropriate action to ensure our people are protected.”
The video sparked protests in the state, and the Governor’s Office said the incident was not representative of the entire orthopedia community.
“The video is not representative,” Snyder spokesperson Sarah Kustrow said in an email.
“Our office has received numerous complaints from patients who have witnessed the misconduct, and as part of our ongoing investigation, we are also reviewing all evidence.”
Kustrow also said that the incident does not reflect the orthopedial community.
The governor’s announcement comes in response to the release of a video that showed a man in an orthopedian’s office, asking a patient if he wanted him to “put him in the lap.”
In the recording, the person who is being asked the question says that he will kill the patient if the person in the wheelchair “puts a white man in the same seat.”
The governor has since said that he was “not aware” of the video.
The release from Snyder’s press office states that he is “committed to improving the state’s health care delivery system,” adding that the “new policy will increase safety and provide quality orthopedical care to Michiganders.”
Michigan Governor Rick Sperling says he is considering policies to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our Michigan orthopedically trained professionals.
https://t.co/Jx8YkF7K8u pic.twitter.com/lJ1lgFb6p7 — Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) April 29, 2019″Our office is investigating this incident and will take appropriate steps to ensure that our people, including our doctors and nurses, are protected,” Kustrof said.