Public Law 110-2009, which went into effect on July 1, 2009, requires the Division of State Court Administration to collect from the courts information on individuals who are the subject of mental health commitment orders. JTAC originally announced this new requirement through a memo to judges and clerks on July 3, 2009. With that communication, a form was distributed to help the courts collect the required information and retain it until we completed the development of an electronic reporting system. Unfortunately, the legislation did not give JTAC adequate time to design, develop and test a new electronic data collection system in time for the July 1, 2009 effective date. On November 20, 2009, JTAC announced that the application was ready to use and the courts were notified that they should start entering all qualifying orders that have been issued since July 1, 2009. JTAC must forward this information to the National Crime Information Center for use by the FBI in performing background checks for individuals attempting to purchase firearms.
The INcite/Mental Health Adjudication Application is a very simple application to use. The data is captured on only two screens. One screen collects the case information, and the other screen captures information about the individual.
The law requires us to collect information regarding every person who fits one or more of the following profiles:
□ The person has been civilly committed under IC 12-26-6-8.
□ The person has been found to be mentally ill and either dangerous or gravely disabled under IC 12-26-7-5.
□ The person has been found guilty but mentally ill under IC 35-36-2-5.
□ The person has been found not responsible by reason of insanity under IC 35-36-3-1.
□ The person has been found incompetent to stand trial under IC 35-36-3-1.
□ The person has been found incompetent to stand trial or has been found not guilty by reason of lack of mental responsibility pursuant to Articles 50a and 72b of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (U.C.M.J.), 10 U.S.C. 850a and 876b.
If you have any questions, please contact Pat Hess via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 317.234-2735.