Reply To: Father on sexual offense registry forbidden access to seriously ill son

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John Doe

To Registered Citizens PA Residents:
http://www.chp.edu/for-parents/resources/visitor-information

For the safety of our patients, families, and employees, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC does not permit registered sex offenders on hospital premises. All visitors to our inpatient areas and Same Day Surgery department over the age of 18 must present a valid photo ID, and will be scanned through the national sex offender database. All individuals registered in the national sex offender database will not be permitted to enter, and will be instructed to leave the premises.

…but at this hospital:
http://childrens.pennstatehealth.org/patients-families-and-visitors/facility-safety-and-security

Visiting Hours, Policies, and Information has no such requirement (thus so far).

P.s I did not look up any other PA Children Hospitals outside this two thru a curious Google search. It was very upsetting that this was even a policy and /or allowed in a PA hospital for any ages so, I stopped searching.