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

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  • January 17 2013, 12:32pm EST

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:

* Clarifying that no federal laws including HIPAA prohibit medical and mental health providers from reporting to police direct or credible threats of violence (click here for a clarification letter from HHS/OCR),

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