Privacy of Firearm Owners: Provides that licensed practitioner or facility may not record firearm ownership information in patient’s medical record; provides exception; provides that unless information is relevant to patient’s medical care or safety or safety of others, inquiries regarding firearm ownership or possession should not be made; provides exception for EMTS & paramedics; provides that patient may decline to provide information regarding ownership or possession of firearms; clarifies that physician’s authority to choose patients is not altered; prohibits discrimination by licensed practitioners or facilities based solely on patient’s firearm ownership or possession; prohibits harassment of patient regarding firearm ownership during examination; prohibits denial of insurance coverage, increased premiums, or other discrimination by insurance companies issuing policies on basis of insured’s or applicant’s ownership, possession, or storage of firearms or ammunition; clarifies that insurer is not prohibited from considering value of firearms or ammunition in setting personal property premiums; provides for disciplinary action.
And the usual suspects are throwing fits and threatening to challenge the law in court.
Just hours before Scott’s office announced the bill signings, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and three Florida physician groups announced they would challenge the gun gag law if the governor approved the measure pushed by the National Rifle Association.
Other organizations planning to take part in the legal challenge are the Florida chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians and American College of Physicians.
Mind you, these medical organizations were approached beforehand to try and get some sort of compromise before having to result into going for a law. They ignored any possible conversation and now they are bitching.