Sorry to hear about your wife. I know how it feels to have family members affected with mental illness.
I know this has come up here a few times. I don't think they can trample on your rights because of the situation with your wife. I think the main thing is she shouldn't have access to firearms until she is stablized, but here lies the problem....she will lose her FOID. With regards to your wife's FOID, they (hospital) will report her to ISP and she will end up losing her FOID - it's unfortunate. People who seek treatment get penalized like this, yet at the same time you know her safety and well being is more important.
I would think as long as you have taken those steps of securing the firearms from her, your fine.
She should receive a letter from ISP saying she must turn in her FOID to her local law enforcement agency and not have access to firearms, etc. Your local PD will issue her a special type of receipt, and forward the FOID to the ISP.
I know others will chime in here....., again, I am sorry this is happening to your family. This too shall pass my friend.
Here is the law about her receiving notification:
(430 ILCS 65/3.1)E3:
The Department of State Police shall provide notice of the disqualification of a person under subsection ( of this Section or the revocation of a person's Firearm Owner's Identification Card under Section 8 or Section 8.2 of this Act, and the reason for the disqualification or revocation, to all law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction to assist with the seizure of the person's Firearm Owner's Identification Card and;
(430 ILCS 65/3.3)
Sec. 3.3. Report to the local law enforcement agency. The Department of State Police must report the name and address of a person to the local law enforcement agency where the person resides if the person attempting to purchase a firearm is disqualified from purchasing a firearm because of information obtained under subsection (a-10) of Section 3 or Section 3.1 that would disqualify the person from obtaining a Firearm Owner's Identification Card under any of subsections © through (n) of Section 8 of this Act.
(Basically, they will copy your local law enforcement agency on this letter - I highly doubt any agency will go to your house)
Here is the link about FOID and the law: http://www.ilga.gov/...57&ChapterID=39
Edited by Craigcelia, 09 August 2018 - 01:56 PM.