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Office of NICS Appeals & SAFE Act


The New York State SAFE Act stops criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from buying a gun by requiring universal background checks on gun purchases, increases penalties for people who use illegal guns, mandates life in prison without parole for anyone who murders a first responder, and imposes the toughest assault weapons ban in the country. The Office of NICS Appeals and SAFE Act provides the guidance to mental health professionals on reporting requirements.

A resource for clinicians on the NY SAFE Act and Section 9.46 of the Mental Health Law. This page will be updated continuously to provide answers to commonly asked questions, guidance documents, explanatory videos and an avenue by which to ask questions and receive clarification of the new reporting requirements.