LEAP Forward
Politicizing Guns since 2017


Massachusetts H 2005 - Patient Screening

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Massachusetts H 2005

To prevent gun violence

By Joe Boncore (D), Michelle Ciccolo (D), Dan Cullinane (D), Sal DiDomenico (D), Mindy Domb (D), Bill Driscoll Jr. (D), Jamie Eldridge (D), Denise Garlick (D), Carlos Gonzalez (D), Adrian Madaro (D), Paul McMurtry (D), Aaron Michlewitz (D), Liz Miranda (D), Tram Nguyen (D), Dave Rogers (D), Dan Ryan (D), Jon Santiago (D), Tommy Vitolo (D)

LEAP Forward Position: Support

Explanation: Pending

Section 237. The director shall establish a program for firearm screening and counseling. Such program shall systematically screen all patients for the presence of firearms in the home. The director shall, after consultation with recognized professional medical groups and such other sources as the director deems appropriate, promulgate regulations establishing (1) the means by which and the intervals at which patients shall be screened for the presence of firearms in the home and (2) guidelines for safety counseling for individuals that screen positive for the presence of firearms in the home.
— https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/H2005