Flood Warning issued September 21 at 8:56PM EDT expiring September 26 at 2:00PM EDT in effect for: Hillsborough
A federal appeals court has decided to uphold a law known as "Docs vs Glocks," which bans doctors from asking patients about gun ownership unless medically necessary. The law was challenged by several medical associations.
"Everyone now is going to be looking at this more carefully," says Dr. Michael Shoenberg, a neurophychologist at USF and Tampa General Hospital. "I think the decision is so new that the Florida health organizations really haven't had time to digest just what the implications are."
Doctors who break the law could potentially face a fine and lose their license.