The state's FOID mental health reporting system has received thousands of reports in the first year.  The concealed carry law requires clinicians and other health professionals to register with the state system, and report patients who are a danger to themselves or others, according to Illinois Department of Human Services Spokesman Veronica Vera.

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So far, nearly 1,300 clinicians have registered in the program, and reported more than 4,000 cases.  Hospitals and mental health facilities reported another 138,000 to the FOID system.


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