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new changes to the new mental health reporting requirements

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I do not yet know whether these mental health reports will be used as a Clear & Present Danger report, i.e. leading to even more FOID revocations, but here's the most recent amendment to the rules (relevant parts bolded):


ISP also adopted amendments to the Part now titled Uniform Crime Reporting (20 IAC 1244; 47 Ill Reg 691) effective 5/8/23, implementing requirements of the Uniform Crime Reporting Act. The rulemaking changes the name of the Part (formerly Use of Force Reporting), adds a Subpart heading to existing provisions for use of force reporting, and adds a new Subpart outlining provisions for mental health crisis reporting by local law enforcement agencies. A mental health crisis is defined (both in statute and in this Part) as an instance in which a person’s behavior puts them at risk of hurting themselves or others or prevents them from being able to care for themselves. All Illinois law enforcement agencies must report to ISP on a monthly basis any incidents in which an officer was dispatched to respond to a person experiencing a mental health crisis or incident. Reports must be made electronically using a form posted on ISP’s website and must be submitted by the 15th of the month following the month for which the report is made. Reports must include the level of response (sworn officer, crisis intervention trained officer, SWAT team, social worker, psychologist, ambulance, other) and the outcome of each incident (subject released on own recognizance or to family member, arrested, admitted to mental health facility voluntarily or by an officer, other). Mental health dispatch calls in which officers are unable to locate the subject and do not file a field report must also be reported. The duty to report an incident is based on the reason for the dispatch rather than the outcome of the incident. Incidents in which the original dispatch was not in response to a mental health crisis or event (even if officers subsequently determine a mental health issue was involved), or in which officers respond to an Illinois State Police Emergency Radio Network (ISPERN) alert or emergency broadcast without having been specifically dispatched to respond, are not to be included in these reports. Local law enforcement agencies are affected by this rulemaking. Questions/requests for copies of the 2 ISP rulemakings: Kelly M. Griffith, ISP, 801 S. Seventh St., Suite 1000-S, Springfield IL 62703, 217/782-7658.

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On 5/22/2023 at 9:42 AM, richp said:

"... or prevents them from being able to care for themselves." ??????


How vague and practically difficult is that to implement in a fair and constitutional manner? 

Didn't the VA get into trouble over disarming veterans over having a caregiver appointed.

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