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Docs vs. Glocks: Court Rules that Doctors Can Interrogate Patients About Guns

Friday, February 24, 2017 2:12
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 Ask all you want, but I will simply reply that it is none of your business.

A federal court ruled on Thursday that doctors have a constitutional right to ask about their patients’ firearms—and record their answers—even if those questions are irrelevant to the health of the patient.

The ruling ends a controversial battle between doctors and the state of Florida. The Florida state legislature passed a law in 2011 barring medical professionals from asking about their patients’ guns unless those questions were directly related to the patient’s situation (i.e., the patient was suicidal or violent).



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