HELENA, Mont. — Republican leaders in the Legislature have approved a Democratic request for an investigation into the Montana Department of Justice's involvement in a complaint made by the family of a COVID-19 patient at a Helena hospital.
St. Peter's Health said last week that three public officials threatened to use their positions to force doctors and nurses to treat the patient with ivermectin, a drug used to treat parasites.
Senate President Mark Blasdel says the hospital has made serious allegations, and he and House Speaker Wylie Galt agreed to the request for the investigation.
The hospital didn't name the public officials, but the Attorney General's Office confirmed their involvement.