SB 266 Prohibits health care professionals from entering information about firearm ownership into medical records and school employees from asking students about guns in the home
Sponsor: Nieves
LR Number: 1451S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: General Laws
Last Action: 2/26/2013 - Hearing Conducted S General Laws Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2013

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SB 266 - This act prohibits health care professionals or health care facilities from intentionally entering any disclosed information concerning firearm ownership into a patient's medical record if the professional knows that such information is not directly related to the patient's immediate medical care or safety.

This act provides that health care professionals and facilities that violate the provision are subject to disciplinary action under the appropriate provisions concerning the licensing, accreditation, or certification of health care professionals and health care facilities by the state of Missouri.

In addition, this act prohibits an employee of a school district or a private or charter school from asking a student under the age of 18 whether such student's parent or guardian, or anyone residing with the student, owns a firearm.

A violation of the school employee provision is punishable as an infraction, which carries a fine of up to $200.

This act is identical to provisions of HCS/HB 335 (2013) and HB 639 (2013).

MEGHAN LUECKE