…will it make a sound?
A bill, introduced this week:
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
SENATE BILL NO. 266 [pdf]
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY SENATOR NIEVES.
Read 1st time February 6, 2013, and ordered printed.
TERRY L. SPIELER, Secretary.
To amend chapters 191 and 571, RSMo, by adding thereto two new sections relating
to privacy concerning firearms.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapters 191 and 571, RSMo, are amended by adding thereto two new sections, to be known as sections 191.238 and 571.068, to read as follows:
191.238. 1. No health care professional or health care facility licensed under chapter 197 shall intentionally enter 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.
2. For purposes of this section, a “health care professional” shall mean a physician or other health care practitioner licensed, accredited, or certified by the state of Missouri to perform specified health services for the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or relief of a health condition, injury, or disease.
3. Any violation of this section shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action under sections 334.100 to 334.103, section 197.070, section 197.220 or any other applicable provisions of law concerning the licensing, accreditation, or certification of other health care professionals by the state of Missouri.
571.068. 1. No employee of a school district, or private or charter school shall ask a student under the age of eighteen whether such student’s parent or guardian, or anyone residing with the student, owns a firearm.
2. A violation of this section is punishable as an infraction.
[emphasis in original]
Is anyone surprised?
Well, yeah (February 7, 2013)