Should Doctors Ask Patients if They Have Guns? U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke Blocks Florida State Law That Would Have Prohibited Doctors Asking Patients About Guns
No doubt, there is a First Amendment right of Doctors to discuss with their patients things that concern their health and safety, but where will this questioning about guns lead? What will the doctors do with the answers? Will they ‘report’ them if they have guns? Will the federal government, who has access to just about everyone’s medical records, make use of this very private matter in the future?