White House Gun Plan Includes Strong Roles for Medical, Mental Health Providers

The Obama Administration’s gun control proposal includes multiple provisions involving health care and mental health providers, as well as schools and health insurers. They include:

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Comments (2)
This is all good, but where's the provision/law to enable the mental healthcare officials and/or courts to enforce/mandate institutionalization of the mentally ill found to be of danger to themselves, their families and to the public - BEFORE they commit an offense?
Posted by JOSEPH K | Thursday, January 17 2013 at 1:43PM ET
If the government will give us a billable code for this "service", maybe we'll do it. But knowing whether the patient has a gun or not is NOT the responsibility of the health care provider. The government is putting more and more on the physicians while reducing the ability for the physicians to recoup their costs. Just one more straw on the camel's back.
Interesting that the government wants us to report gun owners, but prohibits us from turning in drug addicts in the emergency room.
Posted by Jay N | Saturday, January 19 2013 at 10:51AM ET
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