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Guns Don't Kill People, the Mentally Ill Do

Joseph1819 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 1:21 PM
HIPPA (federal health privacy laws) provide a $250,000 fine per incident for violations. If you are a Psych Dr. are you going public and risk 1/4 million dollar fine because somebody MIGHT go Post Office at a school or movie theater? Who is going to run to your defense when nothing happens CONGRESSMEN??

Seung-Hui Cho, who committed the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, had been diagnosed with severe anxiety disorder as a child and placed under treatment.

But Virginia Tech was prohibited from being told about Cho's mental health problems because of federal privacy laws.

At college, Cho engaged in behavior even more bizarre than the average college student. He stalked three women and, at one point, went totally silent, refusing to speak even to his roommates. He was involuntarily committed to a mental institution for one night and then unaccountably unleashed on the public, whereupon he proceeded to engage in...