Is your doctor secretly spying on you and reporting his or her findings to government authorities including law enforcement? Do you want your medical information shared, without your knowledge or consent with government officials and law enforcement?
Don’t the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1966) laws protect your medical privacy? Don’t you sign a HIPAA statement when you visit the doctor, thinking that your medical information will be kept private?
Depending on what state you live in the answer to the first question is YES. The answer to the third question is NO, depending again on what state you live.
If you live in New York state, be aware that the stat has the Mental Hygiene Law (MHL) that amended by the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Security (SAFE) Act. According to the New York State Psychiatric Association: