Mental health facilities that admit persons on the basis of their being a threat to themselves or others must report specified information to the Department of Justice regarding those persons. Any report submitted shall be confidential, except for purposes of certain court proceedings and for determining the eligibility of the person to own, possess, control, receive, or purchase a firearm. Beginning July 1, 2012, facilities shall only submit these reports electronically.
A person placed under conservatorship by a court as a result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism cannot purchase, receive or possess any firearm or deadly weapon. The court shall immediately notify the Department of Justice of the court order placing the person under conservatorship and prohibiting firearm or deadly weapon possession.
Mental health facilities shall not report to the Department of Justice persons certified for intensive treatment for a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism [under Welf. & Inst. Code 8103(g)] if the same persons have already been admitted and reported to the DOJ on the basis of their being a threat to themselves or others [under Welf. & Inst. Code 8103(f)].