Nova Scotia’s health minister says he will decide within a few weeks whether to have patients at the East Coast Forensic Hospital wear GPS tracking devices.
We don’t have forensic hospitals in New Zealand as such so I don’t have an understanding of the protocols involved in tracking patients, or in this case even the legality, however I do have a strong interest in GPS Tracking.
My first thought in this instance is the device. I hope the device they are considering doesn’t look like this intimidating clamp in the picture. If you have someone who is facing criminal charges, has been convicted and sent to the hospital, or simply someone with a mental illness, this looks to me like something that would add to, or give them mental health problems.
If you can come up with a more friendly looking device that is still difficult to remove…
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