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SB 248: Privacy of Firearm Owners


Privacy of Firearm Owners; Repealing provisions relating to medical privacy concerning firearms; deleting provisions providing that unless the information is relevant to the patient's medical care or safety, or the safety of others, inquiries regarding firearm ownership or possession should not be made by licensed health care providers or health care facilities, providing that a patient may decline to provide information regarding the ownership or possession of firearms, clarifying that a physician's authority to choose his or her patients is not altered by the act, prohibiting discrimination by licensed health care providers or health care facilities based solely upon a patient's firearm ownership or possession, and prohibiting harassment of a patient regarding firearm ownership during an examination by a licensed health care provider or health care facility, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Health Regulation (HR)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/14/2011 Senate • Filed
9/21/2011 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Health Regulation; Rules -SJ 26
1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 26
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Criminal Justice