MECOM
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 18

MECOM PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 50 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

MECOM. Mental Competency Database. Firearm Purchase Program. Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers New Clerk Academy. Background Checks.

Download Presentation

MECOM

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Mecom

MECOM

Mental Competency Database

Firearm Purchase Program

Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers

New Clerk Academy


Mecom

Background Checks

Background checks are used to identify persons who are ineligible to purchase firearms under federal and state law, and to prevent them from obtaining firearms.

Firearm Purchase Program (FPP)

Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993

National Instant Background Check System (NICS)


Mecom

MECOM

Federal and state law prohibits the sale or transfer of firearms to any person adjudicated as mentally defective or committed to a mental institution.

Mental Competency Database (MECOM)

Established in February 2007, MECOM is an automated database used to receive and store information from the Clerks of Court pertaining to persons adjudicated mentally defective or committed to a mental institution by a court order or a judicial finding of incapacity.

Information is shared with the FBI NICS and other specified agencies for the purpose of determining firearm sale or transfer eligibility.


Mecom

Mentally Defective

…a person, as a result of marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition or disease is…

a danger to him/herself or others; or

lacks the mental capacity to manage his/her own affairs; or

a judicial finding of incapacity under s. 744.331(6)(a) {guardianship}; or

an acquittal by reason of insanity; or

is not competent to stand trial.

Related statutes include, but are not limited to, s. 790.065(2)(a)(4), s.744.331, s. 916.12, s. 916.13, s. 916.15


Mecom

Committed to a Mental Institution

…means involuntary commitment, for….

mental defectiveness; or

mental illness; or

commitment for substance abuse

…but does not include a person in a

mental institution for observation; or

voluntary admission to a mental institution.

Related statutes include, but are not limited to, s. 790.065(2)(a)(4), s. 394.463, s. 394.4655, s. 394.467, s. 397.6818, s. 397.6957


Mecom

MECOM - Statistics

Records in MECOM: 143,721

Individuals in NICS: 101,724

All statistics as of August 31, 2013


Mecom

Current Submission Methods

Holmes

Jackson

Walton

Okaloosa

Wash-

ington

Nassau

Escambia

Santa Rosa

Gadsden

Hamilton

Cal-

houn

Leon

Madison

Jefferson

Duval

Bay

Baker

Columbia

Wakulla

Liberty

Suwanee

Wakulla

Union

Taylor

La-

fayette

Clay

Brad-

ford

Gulf

Franklin

St. Johns

Gil-

christ

Alachua

Putnam

Dixie

Flagler

Levy

Seminole

Entering Records into MECOM (32)

Marion

Volusia

Citrus

Lake

Sumter

Hernando

Orange

Orange

Entering Records into MECOM and Faxing / Emailing Records to FDLE (7)

Pasco

Brevard

Osceola

Seminole

Hills-

borough

Polk

Pinellas

Indian

River

Manatee

Okee-

chobee

Hardee

High

lands

St.

Lucie

Faxing / Emailing Records to FDLE (28)

Desoto

Sarasota

Martin

Glades

Charlotte

Hendry

Palm Beach

Lee

Broward

Collier

Monroe

Dade


Mecom

MECOM - Historical

NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP) of 2012

Funding to obtain and enter, into MECOM, disqualifying mental health adjudications and commitments from 2002 - 2007.

Options for Clerks in submitting historical records

Use federal funds

Use current staff without federal funding

FDLE on-site access


Mecom

Historical Submission Methods

Holmes

Jackson

Walton

Okaloosa

Wash-

ington

Nassau

Escambia

Santa Rosa

Gadsden

Hamilton

Cal-

houn

Leon

Madison

Jefferson

Duval

Bay

Baker

Columbia

Wakulla

Liberty

Suwanee

Wakulla

Union

Taylor

La-

fayette

Clay

Brad-

ford

Gulf

Franklin

St. Johns

Gil-

christ

Alachua

Putnam

Dixie

Flagler

Levy

Seminole

FDLE On-Site Access

Marion

Volusia

Citrus

Lake

Sumter

Use of Federal Funds for Staffing

Hernando

Orange

Orange

Pasco

Brevard

Osceola

Seminole

Hills-

borough

Polk

Pinellas

Use of Staff Without Federal Funds – FDLE Entry

Indian

River

Manatee

Okee-

chobee

Hardee

High

lands

St.

Lucie

Use of Staff Without Federal Funds

Desoto

Sarasota

Martin

Glades

Charlotte

Hendry

Palm Beach

Lee

Pending Submission Method

Broward

Collier

Monroe

Dade


Mecom

HB 1355

HB 1355 (2013-249 Laws of Florida)

“Relating to Purchase of Firearms by Mentally Ill Persons”

  • Involuntary examination

  • Examining physician’s finding the subject “is an imminent danger to [self] or others.”

  • Written notice of implications and informed consent [as defined by law] before agreeing to voluntary treatment

  • Subject agrees to voluntary treatment

  • Admission to a mental institution or treatment facility; the administrator must file records with the Clerk of the Court within 24 hours

  • The Clerk of Court must present records to a judge or magistrate within 24 hours

  • Upon review and approval, the judge or magistrate must order the record be submitted to FDLE

  • The Clerk of Court is responsible for submitting the record to FDLE within 24 hours


Mecom

HB 1355 Workgroup

Workgroup members include stakeholders from mental healthcare associations, Clerks of the Court, examining physicians and staff from evaluation and treatment facilities, members of the Judiciary, DCF and FDLE.

  • First meeting held at FDLE on August 28, 2013

  • Defined the applicability of those individuals impacted by new law

  • Will develop formal communication plan to all stakeholders

  • Will develop sample forms and guidelines for use by examining physicians and Clerks of the Court offices

  • Will develop training webinars for judges and magistrates, receiving facilities and psychiatrists and Clerks of the Court

  • Will identify potential glitch issues in the current law after discussing with stakeholders

  • Next meeting scheduled for September 23, 2013 at FDLE


Mecom

MECOM / HB 1355

The Add Court Action entry screen in MECOM has already been modified to include s. 790.065(2)(a)(4), F.S., which was amended by HB 1355.


Mecom

MECOM Submission Process

MECOM is accessed through the CJNet in the Judicial Links section.

New users must complete the MECOM Access Form on the log-in screen.

From the MECOM main page, click “Person Search.”

Enter the subject’s information. The subject’s first and last name are the only required fields to perform a search.


Mecom

MECOM Submission Process

If the search returns the same subject as your record, click on his/her name.

One of the enhancements to MECOM was the improved drop down lists for the Add Court Action entry page.

From the Summary screen, click on “Add Court Action” to continue entering the record.

On the Add Court Action screen, complete entering the court action information, providing as much as available.


Mecom

MECOM Submission Process

If the Person Search resulted in no candidates, click “Add New Person” to enter the record.

From the Add Person Record screen, enter the subject’s information. It is important to note the record will not be saved until a court action is entered.

On the Add Court Action screen, complete entering the court action information, providing as much as available.


Mecom

Challenges

Training

Clerk Resources

Discontinued Use

Awareness


Mecom

Strategies

Baseline Data

Intensified Training

CCIS

Partnering with FACC


Mecom

Contacts

MECOM

Firearm Purchase Program

Senior Management Analyst Supervisor

Robin Sparkman

Operations and Management Consultant Manager

Christopher Eaton

(850) 410-8139

[email protected]


  • Login