Qualified Examiners: Required by state law to report within 24 hours, when they feel a person is a Clear or Present Danger to themselves or others, or if a person is Intellectually Disabled
Required by state law to report within 7 days if a person is 14 years or older and is determined Developmentally Disabled
Qualified Examiner wants to Register
The advantage of a Qualified Examiner registering with the DHS FOID Mental Health Reporting System is that if they return to make future reports they do not have to re-enter their demographic information each time. During this registration session, a Qualified Examiner can also report information, but does not have to.
Qualified Examiner does not want to register but wants to report information
A Qualified Examiner who chooses not to register with the DHS FOID Mental Health Reporting System will be required to enter their demographic information each time they report information.