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    Doctors office questions

    Hey folks. A friend of mine just told me that my state (NY) is now requiring doctors offices to ask a list of questions. One of those is if you have any firearms in the house. Is this even legal?

    I believe the people that have been asked this have declined to answer it.

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    They can ask anything they want.

    That doesnt mean you have to answer.
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    As in a medical doctor?? I can see maybe having a psych doc or therapist asking that, but even then I can't imagine that you'd be legally required to answer honestly. I certainly wouldn't.

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    I wouldn't answer that. Probably would tell the doc it was none of his business.
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    It has to do with the Electronic Medical Records requirements. Pretty much most doc offices have switched over to EMR because of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinic Health Act, which was part of the 2009 stimulus bill, and for whatever reason any doc office that now has EMR is asking these questions.
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    Yes medical doc. Apparently its something new and a requirement now. And the office said they had to have an answer. They didn't like the responses to that. But no one said as to why specifically it was being asked.

    In this state I can't imagine why its asked seeing all of the paperwork we have to fill out.

    Just another reason why I hate this state!

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    Two words.

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    Doctor- "Mr pgrass101, do you have any firearms in your home?"

    pgrass101- "Doc, do you and your wife use sex toys?"


    Doctor- "Let's just skip these questions"
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    "my state (NY)"

    Well there you go.

    Even in this dislocated section of NY called Florida, no medical professional has ever asked me anything about my personal life other than if I drank or smoked.

    Methinks El Bloomberg may be looking at the medical database as a source of locating owners of firearms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    "my state (NY)"

    Well there you go. Even in this dislocated section of NY called Florida, no medical professional has ever asked me anything about my personal life other than if I drank or smoked.
    Nah they're doing it in AZ too. I think the computer is just prompting them to ask certain questions, I believe it simply depends on IF your doctors office has switched over to EMR, and which software they went with.

    But either way it's not cool. Boating accidents in AZ are at an all time high.
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    That was an awesome response pgrass101!!!!!!!

    So its the EMR huh? That explains a lot.

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    My doctors see my empty holster so I just tell them if they find it to call me.
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    Interesting.. I've never been asked that before while visiting the doc. Besides, what guns?
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    According to Snopes Doctors are not required to ask questions about firearms

    snopes.com: Medicare Requires Doctors to Ask Patients About Guns?
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    Any cute answer WILL go in your record as a yes; if asked; my responce to any non relevant intrusive questions is simple...

    LIE, LIE, LIE

    I suppose unfortunately, the truth is known at my doctors office because I open carry at the office.

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