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11th Circuit Rejects Doctors’ Challenge
To Florida Firearm Owners’ Privacy Law

July 29, 2014, 4:00 AM

Florida doctors may not ask patients about gun ownership or include such information in a patient’s medical chart, a federal appeals court said July 25 in a split decision upholding certain provisions of the state’s Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act (Wollschlaeger v. Governor of Fla., 11th Cir., 12-14009, 7/25/14).

Attorneys and physicians nationwide have been watching the case, known popularly as the “docs v. glocks case,” as it might have ramifications beyond Florida. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, whose Florida chapter was one of the plaintiffs that challenged the law, legislatures in 10 other states have introduced, ...