SALT LAKE CITY -- A Salt Lake City children's hospital is screening visitors to see whether registered sex offenders are entering the building.
Primary Children's Medical Center first implemented the computerized visitor check-in program in June, The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/vvi0rO).
Assistant administrator Mike Creason says some 60,000 people have been screened and nine were flagged as offenders.
Those who were parents or guardians were allowed to visit their children, but with extra supervision. Other visitors were asked to leave.
Creason says the program screens driver's licenses for all visitors over age 16. He says it provides the hospital with an additional level of security.
Creason says other children's hospitals are using similar screening programs nationwide.