Mental health facilities in Illinois are mandated by state law to report to the ISP to facilitate revoking firearms rights.Other states not having such laws is the rationale for why Illinois won't issue CCLs to non-residents.And why any Illinois resident voluntarily seeking mental health care would be advised to go somewhere outside Illinois.
The mental health privacy laws are so strict the ISP would never know you had a stay at a facility
Wasn't there also something in the CCL application about giving up your privacy rights in regard to mental health records?
And I dont recall the specifics but there was a bill for a pilot program thru 2020 where some eastern IL and western IA facilities were sharing patients for mental health treatment?
...here it is...guess it would not affect FOIDs/CCLs after reading it.
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Out-of-State Person Subject to Involuntary Admission on an Inpatient Basis Mental Health Treatment Act. Provides that on or before January 1, 2018, there is created a 2-year mental health pilot project for which a mental health facility located in Rock Island County, Illinois may accept the admission of an Iowa resident from the Eastern Iowa Mental Health Region who is a person subject to involuntary admission on an inpatient basis under an order issued by an Iowa court for treatment at a mental health facility in this State for which the Iowa court shall have jurisdiction over the recipient while committed to a mental health facility in this State. Provides that the pilot project shall also provide that a resident of Rock Island County, Illinois who is a person subject to involuntary admission on an inpatient basis under an order issued by a court of this State for treatment at a mental health facility in this State may receive inpatient treatment in an Iowa mental health facility. Provides that the Iowa or Illinois mental health facility shall provide mental health services to the recipient for the duration of the court order and shall return the recipient to his or her state of legal residence upon discharge. If a recipient has to enter a State-operated facility, the recipient must be returned to his or her state of legal residence. Defines "Eastern Iowa Mental Health Region", "person subject to involuntary admission on an inpatient basis", "mental health facility", "Pilot project area", "receiving agency", "receiving state", and "sending state". Provides that the Act is repealed on January 1, 2020. Effective July 1, 2017.