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House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: October 8, 2015 01:27 PM
From: Representative Daryl D. Metcalfe
To: All House members
Subject: Defending Medical Privacy Rights of Firearm Owners
In the near future I intend to introduce legislation that will defend the privacy rights of firearms owners in Pennsylvania. My legislation will prohibit a health care provider from:
  • Asking if a patient is an owner of firearms.
  • Discriminating against a firearms-owning patient.
  • Recording any disclosed information from the patient concerning firearms ownership.
Additionally, my legislation will protect a patient’s right to decline answering a health care provider’s questions regarding firearms ownership.

Health care providers may inquire or record information regarding firearms ownership if it is relevant to the medical care or safety of the patient or the safety of others.

Pennsylvanians who exercise their Second Amendment rights should not be discriminated against in healthcare.

Please join me in cosponsoring this important piece of legislation. If you have any questions please contact Gina Buffington at gbuffing@pahousegop.com or 717-783-1707.

Introduced as HB2205