Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Nieves bill prevents doctors, school officials from asking about guns

Add Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, to the list of Missouri legislators bound and determined to measure their worth by the size of their guns.

Nieves' SB 266, calls for the following:

This act prohibits health care professionals or health care facilities from intentionally entering any disclosed information concerning firearm ownership into a patient's medical record if the professional knows that such information is not directly related to the patient's immediate medical care or safety.This act provides that health care professionals and facilities that violate the provision are subject to disciplinary action under the appropriate provisions concerning the licensing, accreditation, or certification of health care professionals and health care facilities by the state of Missouri.In addition, this act prohibits an employee of a school district or a private or charter school from asking a student under the age of 18 whether such student's parent or guardian, or anyone residing with the student, owns a firearm.A violation of the school employee provision is punishable as an infraction, which carries a fine of up to $200.
 The bill received its first reading today.


scott lane said...

Honestly, unless my health is related to my ownership of guns health entities have no business knowing about it. Neither do schools unless my kids or I have done something wrong. I applaud Sen Nieves. I'm sick of the way us gun owners, sportsmen, and recreational shooters are suddenly being criminalized. We're not the ones they should be worried about! I'm sure you expected a comment like this from me Randy ;)

Anonymous said...

How do you intend to know, or anyone to know, who are the bad ones?
Look at our present laws and see how little rights our society has to stop those that MIGHT do us harm.