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ACC-015: Restrictions on Discussions Between Physicians and Patients Regarding Gun Ownership

 
Restrictions on Discussions Between Physicians and Patients Regarding Gun Ownership: The Wisconsin Medical Society supports the right of physicians to ask if their patients keep guns in the home in order to provide adequate anticipatory guidance regarding safe storage of their weapons, and in order to protect the health and well being of our patients, will publicly oppose legislation or efforts that limit a physician’s ability to ask questions regarding the ownership and storage of weapons in a patient’s home from passing in the state of Wisconsin. (HOD, 0412)*

*Currently under five-year policy review.