The reporting process is administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services.
In 2007 Public Act 095-0564 (mandating public and private mental health facilities and private practitioners) & Public Act 095-0581 (adjudication as a mental defective) amended the FOID legislation. Most importantly "who must report" was expanded beyond inpatient hospital settings to include a number of other entities. These amendments also changed what information is reported and requires reporting within 7 days rather than every 30 days.
Reporting is accomplished via the web based system, called FOID Reporting System, developed and maintained by the Department of Human Services (DHS). DHS is responsible for comparing the data reported against the State Police FOID files to identify possible matches. The ISP is then responsible for investigating and processing the application for the FOID card.
DHS monitors compliance with reporting requirements and reports deficiencies to the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Department of Financial and Professional Regulations, and other state authorities as needed