FOID Card Act Changes and Mandated Hospital Reporting: Nov. 1

Time: 10:00 AM


Conference Call
10:00-11:00 am


This program is complimentary for IHA members.

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Governor Rauner in August signed into law a change to the Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Card Act designed to keep individuals with certain mental health conditions and developmental disabilities from obtaining or maintaining a FOID Card. Effective immediately, this amendment, Public Act 100-0906, seeks to clarify reporting requirements by healthcare providers and facilities to the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). IHA will host a conference call with IDHS to review reporting requirements for hospitals and care providers.

To assist with implementation efforts, this informational call will cover the following FOID Card Act reporting components:

  1. The reporters: healthcare providers and facilities

  2. Applicable patients; and

  3. Reporting timeframes and associated metrics.

By participating in the call, you’ll learn about the recent statutory changes, review reporting requirements and explore the impact of the statute on your hospital’s or health system’s operations.


At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the intent of the FOID Card Act reporting requirements and outline the conditions and timeline under which notifications must be made to the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS).

  • Describe the types of facilities that must report and the mechanisms with which these facilities can report to IDHS.

  • Identify physicians, clinical psychologists and other individuals considered “qualified examiners” as the clinicians required to report to IDHS.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for frontline and managerial clinicians and staff in the following hospital departments:

  • Behavioral Health

  • Compliance

  • Risk Management

  • Legal

  • Operations

  • Government Relations

  • Medical Records

  • Emergency Care


Pat Knepler, JD, MBA, MA, Legal & Legislative Liaison, Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois State Police representative