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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 181 : JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 7617a)
  • § 7617a. Reporting; National Instant Criminal Background Check System

    (a) If the court issues a hospitalization order pursuant to subdivision 7617(b)(1) or (2) of this title or a nonhospitalization order pursuant to subdivision 7617(b)(3), the Court Administrator shall within 48 hours report the name of the person subject to the order to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, established by Section 103 of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993. The report shall include only information sufficient to identify the person, the reason for the report, and a statement that the report is made in accordance with 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(4).

    (b) A report required by this section shall be submitted notwithstanding section 7103 of this title or any other provision of law.

    (c) A report required by this section is confidential and exempt from public inspection and copying under the Public Records Act except as provided in subsection (d) of this section. The report shall not be used for any purpose other than for submission to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System pursuant to this section, where it may be used for any purpose permitted by federal law, including in connection with the issuance of a firearm-related permit or license.

    (d) A copy of the report required by this section shall be provided to the person who is the subject of the report. The report shall include written notice to the person who is the subject of the report that the person is not permitted to possess a firearm. (Added 2015, No. 14, § 6, eff. Oct. 1, 2015.)