The Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed a brief with the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals supporting a Florida Law that prohibits doctors from asking about gun ownership without a medical reason to do so. The law was enacted in response to a campaign by a pediatrician group to harass patients who admitted to owning a firearm.
Here's a few words from our summary:
When patients visit their physician, they expect to enter a safe haven where their health concerns can be alleviated by a trusted professional. During the brief but open discussion with the physician, patients should feel comfortable telling or asking the physician anything no matter how embarrassing. And the physician will presumably function as a source of information and comfort. This delicate environment can be easily disrupted if a patient at any time feels threatened by the physician.
...The Act merely prevents a physician from exploiting the doctor-patient relationship to harass or discriminate against a patient based on the exercise of his constitutional right to own a firearm.
Read the full brief here.
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