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NY SAFE Act: Guide for Mental Health Providers

NY SAFE Act: Guide for Mental Health Providers

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Published by Casey Seiler
The reporting requirements in the new gun control law go into effect on March 16, 2013
The reporting requirements in the new gun control law go into effect on March 16, 2013

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Published by: Casey Seiler on Mar 12, 2013
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NY SAFE Act
 
Introduction for Mental HealthProviders
 
March 12, 2013
 
Ban on large-capacity magazines
Background checks on all ammunition purchases
Background checks on all private sales (except to immediate family)
Tougher assault weapons ban and registration of existing assaultweapons
Tougher criminal penalties for illegal gun use, including:
Enhanced sentences for murder of a first responder and gangprosecutions and drug/violent felonies that involve a loaded orunloaded gun
Enhanced penalties for possession of a weapon on schoolgrounds and purchase of a gun for a disqualified individual
Five-year recertification for firearms licenses
Kendra’s Law strengthened
SAFE Act Summary
 
 
New MHL 9.46
 
A “mental health professional” must report person who “is likely toengage in conduct that would result in serious harm to self or others” toCounty Director of Community Services (DCS) or designee as soon aspracticable.
If Director of Community Services or designee agrees that the person islikely to engage in such conduct, he/she fills out and submits secure onlineform to the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).
DCJS determines if subject of report has or has applied for a firearmslicense or has registered an assault weapon, and works with State Police,which notifies the appropriate county firearms licensing official.
The county licensing official must suspend or revoke the license as soon aspracticable.
Licensing official notifies local law enforcement to remove gun(s).

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