Welcome to the Illinois DHS FOID Mental Health Reporting System
Welcome to the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) Mental Health Reporting System. The DHS FOID Mental Health Reporting System was authorized by the FOID Act (430 ILCS 65).
The Illinois DHS FOID Mental Health Reporting System website provides qualified examiners and facilities with 24-hour and immediate access to report an individual that is receiving mental health treatment or is determined to be a clear and present danger, developmentally disabled or intellectually disabled. DHS is responsible for comparing the data reported against the State Police FOID files to identify possible matches. The ISP is then responsible for investigating and processing the application for the FOID card.
On July 9th 2013, Illinois passed HB 183 (Public Act 098-0063), also known as the Firearm Concealed and Carry Act. The Firearm Concealed and Carry Act expands the reporting requirements for healthcare facilities and physicians, clinical psychologists and qualified examiners to include any person that is: 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".
On July 10th, 2015, the Illinois Governor signed PUBLIC ACT 099-0029. For purposes of this Section, "developmentally disabled" means a disability which is attributable to any other condition which results in impairment similar to that caused by an intellectual disability and which requires services similar to those required by intellectually disabled persons. The disability must originate before the age of 18 years, be expected to continue indefinitely, and constitute a substantial disability. This disability results in the professional opinion of a physician, clinical psychologist, or qualified examiner, in significant functional limitations in 3 or more of the following areas of major life activity:
- (i) self-care;
- (ii) receptive and expressive language;
- (iii) learning;
- (iv) mobility; or
- (v) self-direction.
Determined to be developmentally disabled by a physician, clinical psychologist, or qualified examiner" means in the professional opinion of the physician, clinical psychologist, or qualified examiner, a person is diagnosed, assessed, or evaluated to be developmentally disabled.
If you are a healthcare facility or individual physician, clinical psychologist or qualified examiner in Illinois you may have responsibilities for reporting mental health information to the DHS.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us at DHS.FOID@illinois.gov