State of Illinois
Department of Human Services
Keep the Community Safe
Illinois Firearms Owner's Identification (FOID) Mental Health Reporting System
Concealed Carry Law
The recent enactment of Public Act
098-0063, which clearly delineates the Firearm Concealed Carry Law, requires facilities and clinicians to report patients who receive mental health treatment. To meet your obligations in relation to the Act and to manage any liability you may have as a result of administering clinical treatment, there is a new reporting system that you MUST now use.
Clinicians and facilities have an obligation to report persons that are determined to be a "clear and present danger" to themselves and their community. Known as the FOID Mental Health Reporting System, the program was conceived to allow mental health facilities to report admissions and adjudications within seven days, allow individual clinicians to report persons with mental illnesses within 24 hours and assist the Illinois State Police [ISP] with Mental Health background checks regarding FOID Card applications and revocations.
Illinois (FOID) Mental Health Reporting System
What is the FOID Mental Health Reporting System?
The Firearms Owner's Identification (FOID) Mental Health Reporting System collects information on persons in Illinois that have been: adjudicated mentally disabled person; voluntarily admitted to a psychiatric unit; determined to be a "clear and present danger"; and/or determined to be "Developmentally Disabled/Intellectually Disabled." The FOID Mental Health Reporting System website allows clinicians and mental health facilities to report persons who meet any of the criteria mentioned above.
Confidentiality and Liability
The identity of the person making the report shall not be released to the subject of the report. The clinician shall not be held liable for making or not making the report except in cases of willful and wanton misconduct.
Easy to Use
The website is minimally disruptive to clinicians and there is no barrier to patient treatment.
What information should be submitted to the FOID Mental Health Reporting System?
- Individuals that have been adjudicated mentally disabled person
- Individuals that have been voluntarily admitted to a licensed psychiatric unit
- Individuals that have been determined to be a "clear and present danger" or Developmentally Disabled/Intellectually Disabled
Who should contribute to the FOID Mental Health Reporting System?
- Mental Health Facilities
- Nursing Homes
- Residential Settings
- Outpatient Facilities
- Clinical Psychologists
- Clinical Social Workers
- Registered Nurses
- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors
- Marriage and Family Therapists
How to Register
To sign up and report an individual, visit https://foid.dhs.illinois.gov/foidpublic/foid/ On the home page, you will find a Clinician Registration link and a Facility Registration link.
If you are an individual clinician wanting to report a "clear and present danger" please follow the Clinician Registration link. If you are a facility wanting to report mental health admissions please follow the Facility Registration link.
The FOID Mental Health Reporting System website provides clinicians and facilities with 24-hour and immediate access to report an individual.
- HIPAA compliant privacy requirements
- All patient information is confidential
Illinois FOID Mental Health Reporting System
401 North Fourth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62702
Program Questions: DHS.FOID@Illinois.gov Links to Reporting Requirements,
FOID and Mental Health Acts, and Frequently Asked Questions are available at https://foid.dhs.illinois.gov/foidpublic/foid/ The Firearms Owner's Identification (FOID) Mental Health Reporting System is part of the Illinois Department of Human Services.
Programs, activities and employment opportunities in the Illinois Department of Human Services are open and accessible to any individual or group without regard to age, sex, race, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic origin or religion. The department is an equal opportunity employer and practices affirmative action and reasonable accommodation programs.
DHS 4193 (N-01-14) FOID
Printed by the Authority of the State of Illinois.
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