Kathy Davies — the woman at the center of a legal battle for her right to try Ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment — received her first and second dose of Ivermectin on Monday evening at 8:45 pm EST and again Tuesday morning around 9:00 am EST after a court order forced the hospital to comply with her family’s wishes, The Daily Wire can confirm.
On Monday, The Daily Wire reported that Fauquier Health hospital in Warrenton, Virginia, was found in contempt of court after refusing to obey a previous court order ruling that Davies had the right to try Ivermectin as part of her COVID-19 treatment plan. The week prior, Fauquier Health had gone back and forth with the Davies family and Virginia’s 20th Judicial Court, arguing why they could not give the mother Ivermectin.
Judge James Fisher of Virginia’s 20th Judicial Court ruled that their arguments were without merit, but also said the hospital could purge the contempt charge if Dr. Martha Maturi — retained by the Davies’ family specifically to receive an Ivermectin prescription — was allowed to begin an ivermectin protocol by 9:00 pm Monday night.
On Monday, December 13, Virginia’s 20th Judicial Court found Fauquier Health in contempt of court after refusing to comply with previous orders and ruled that by 9:00 p.m. Eastern time tonight, Kathy Davies must be given the dose of Ivermectin as prescribed by a doctor retained by the Davies family. Additionally — if the hospital did not comply — the state had the right to fine the hospital $10,000 per day. That order would have been applied retroactively from December 9 onwards. The court also ordered that the Davies family be given police escort if necessary to administer the drug to their mother.
But, the court also said that the hospital had an opportunity to purge the contempt charge by complying with the order. The hospital is reportedly now opting to comply with that order after a week of arguing why they could not allow the drug to be given to Kathy Davies as the family requested.
In a statement Wednesday, December 15, Fauquier Health said the outside physician procured by the family did not have privileges to practice at the hospital, and that they couldn’t allow a physician not on their staff to administer medication. (Full statement below.) “Doing so would violate standard hospital practice and Virginia law,” said the hospital.
The hospital also said they believed they “navigated” the complexities of the situation “as swiftly as possible and have remained in compliance with standard hospital practice, including federal and state regulations, throughout this matter.” They also said they “proactively took steps above and beyond” the family’s and the court’s requests.
In a series of texts sent to The Daily Wire, Davies’ son Chris confirmed that on Monday night “at 8:45 pm the ICU nurse administered the first dose of Ivermectin.” Likewise, he added that “the hospital will keep the written order of Dr. Maturi and that an ICU nurse will administer one dose, two times a day, for 10 days.”
Chris noted that his attorneys assured him that she can modify or extend the protocol beyond ten days at any time.
A devout Roman Catholic, Chris has been emailing supporters for prayers through his mother’s ordeal. He also texted that he was “proud to say this victory was obtained and won by Jesus Christ the King through His Ever Virgin Mother Mary!”
Chris asked for people to continue “storming Heaven” with prayers and assured supporters that he and his family “will keep fighting for the rights of each individual citizen of our beautiful country.”
This article has been updated to include comment from Fauquier Health. Full statement below:
Fauquier Health’s top priority is to provide safe, high-quality care to the patients we serve, which includes the protection of their privacy.
We would like to correct the misinformation regarding the family who disagreed with the clinical course of treatment recommended by our physicians for their family member. As outlined in the court documents, a patient’s family filed a petition seeking to compel our hospital to administer medication prescribed by an outside physician. This physician had no privileges to practice medicine at our hospital.
Like other hospitals, Fauquier Health is unable to administer medications to our patients without a valid order from a physician on our medical staff. Doing so would violate standard hospital practice and Virginia law. That said, our team has worked around the clock to cooperate with the patient’s family and the Court to identify potential viable solutions, including to make a reasonable attempt to transfer the patient’s care to their preferred physician, which has since happened.
Hospitals are bound by rules and regulations that govern how we operate to ensure that we administer care safely to our patients. From a legal and regulatory standpoint, we must always follow the appropriate steps to credential and privilege physicians to practice medicine at our facilities – this is to protect patients and ensure the consistent delivery of quality care.
Despite what has been shared online, we believe that we have navigated these complexities as swiftly as possible and have remained in compliance with standard hospital practice, including federal and state regulations, throughout this matter. In fact, we proactively took steps above and beyond the family’s requests, the suggestions of their legal counsel, and the court’s order to make the desired accommodations.
Because of our responsiveness throughout this time, the court has purged the previous Contempt Order.
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