Doctors have asked the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to consider their challenge to a Florida law that limits physicians’ ability to talk to their patients about firearms.
Last month, a panel of the court voted 2-1 to uphold the 2011 law, which forbids health care providers from asking about gun ownership by a patient’s family unless the health care provider believes that the information is “relevant to the patient’s medical care or safety, or the safety of others.” The law also says providers may not “discriminate” against patients on the basis of gun ownership.
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