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Law Enforcement Officials Say Medical Neglect Laws Don't Protect Children Enough

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The Followers of Christ Church sign is shown in front of their church in 2011, in Oregon City, Ore. The Oregon Senate voted to drop faith healing as a legal defense to murder or manslaughter.

Currently in Idaho, faith healing is legally exempt from medical neglect laws. The Campaign to Protect Idaho Kids has been working on a project to change this. Later this week the organization is hosting a panel discussion on this issue at the Idaho State Capitol. Two of the panelists will be Boise Police Chief Mike Masterson and Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue. Both join Idaho Matters to discuss why is change is important. 

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Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.