Florida’s ‘Docs vs. Glocks’ bill heads to Governor Scott.

Doctors will have to find a reason to ask a…

Doctors will have to find a reason to ask a patient about guns, in a bill now headed to Governor Rick Scott’s desk. HB-155, Privacy of Firearm Owners, passed in the Florida Senate Thursday morning.

The original bill, sponsored by FL Rep. Jason Brodeur (R-Sanford), would have punished doctors with up to five years in prison, and fines, for asking patients about guns.

The version going to Gov. Scott allows doctors, and other health care workers to ask about guns if they believe the information is “relevant to the patients’ medical care or safety, or the safety of others.”

The Florida Medical Association said there are good reasons to ask whether a gun is in the home. Pediatricians and Democrats oppose the bill. They say it interferes with patient care.

Source: CFnews13

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  • Gregory

    My daughter’s pediatrician handed me several forms. One of the forms asked if there were any guns in my house. I wrote, “It is none of your business and irrelevant to my daughter’s treatment”. The pediatrician expressed her objections to my reply. I simply told the pediatrician that it was too bad. The conversation ended. If the pediatrician continued, I simply would have gone elsewhere. I am sure there are plenty of pediatricians willing to take my money.

  • General Jim M

    Just lie to the doctor,he lies to you.Doctors kill more people with mistakes than gun homicides,but,they don’t go to jail.So lie to the doctor,after all,he’s not GOD.

  • ha! good

  • Eric

    Doctors + Democrats = “Brave New World”