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If you have a gun in your home, can doctors be allowed to refuse you treatment? At least one federal judge thinks so, and she has issued a permanent injunction against a Florida law that would have forced doctors to provide their service.
Last year, Florida passed the “Firearm Ownership Privacy Act,” which bars doctors from asking patients about guns in the home, “unless the practitioner in good faith believes the information is relevant to the patient’s medical care or safety” and would impose sanctions if doctors “unnecessarily harass a patient about firearm ownership.” The law was passed after an Ocala, Fla., couple complained that a doctor had asked them about guns and after they declined to answer refused to see them anymore.
But U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke had issued a temporary injunction after three doctors sued the state, claiming the “gag order” on talking to their patients about guns was an infringement of free speech and the doctor-patient relationship. The resulting legal battle became known as the “Docs vs. Glocks” case. In a ruling issued late last week, Cooke decided for the doctors and made her injunction against the law permanent.
Originally posted by KoolerKing
Are the patients being treated for mental illness?