A Florida law restricts physicians from talking to patients about guns and firearm safety unless they believe the information is relevant to the patient’s medical care or safety, or the safety of others. And if they do ask, they can’t enter the response into the medical record.

This has been winding its way through the courts (of course) and has also showed up in other state legislatures since the law was passed in June. To me, it’s an indication of the troubling crossroads between data and privacy we find ourselves at, something we wrote about in our October edition from a different but no less important angle.

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