The continual whine about "patient privacy" needs to be superseded by safety concerns for the general population.
Yes instead of giving up our 2nd amendment we can give up our 4th and 14th.
How about a better idea. The government can open up and fund the mental institutions and programs it used to run back in the day. So that when a person is unstable they have a place to be held and treated until better. Instead of the current system of catch and release because there is no ongoing treatment for the mentally ill once they are released from the hospital. I have personally EPC'd subjects who displayed a danger to themselves or others and were literaly out at the scene 2hrs later causing problems again.