provisions law which many may know as HIPAA.
Both executive actions relate to each states ability to provide information about the
mentally ill and those seeking mental health treatment to report to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Nevertheless, seeking help for mental health problems will not eliminate you from obtaining a firearm.
"Furthermore, nothing in the proposed rule would require reporting on general mental health visits or other routine mental health care, or would exempt providers solely performing these treatment services from existing privacy rules."
“The other proposal would clarify that those who are involuntarily committed to a mental
institution -- both inpatient and outpatient -- count under the law as "committed to a mental institution." This will help bring clarity to states when providing information to the
background check system and I hope this brings clarity to you as well.
Picture: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting on curbing gun violence at the White House in Washington January 10, 2013.(Reuters)