Florida doctors can’t use the “g” word
Doctors in Florida who question patients about gun ownership run the risk of being reported to the state medical board.
That’s because of a law that takes aim at doctor-led discussions about firearm safety.
The legislation states doctors “shall respect a patient’s right to privacy and should refrain from inquiring about gun ownership”.
Patients can report doctors they believe to be violating the law.
But doctors argue that having a gun in the house is a long-term health risk