In what may have the potential for creating an ER/Law & Order cross over show, SB 582 authorizes the appointment of “hospital police” by the governing board of a hospital.
Other than the potential television appeal of combining a gritty cop drama with a gritty medical drama (“Careful Johnny, he’s got a bed pan. CODE BROWN! CODE BROWN!”), I’m not sure what particular need this one serves unless it’s addressing a fear that the regular police won’t feel comfortable doing the things the hospitals need done to collect on their chargemaster prices.
But, I suppose if Ohio has phone cops, we can have hospital police.