Notification of Firearm Prohibition

The facility is required to notify patients who meet the Welfare and Institutions Code section 8103 subdivision (f)(1), criteria of the state five-year firearm prohibition at or prior to discharge. The Patient Notification of Firearm Prohibition and Right to Hearing form (BOF 4009B) may be utilized by the facility to ensure patients are notified of the five-year firearm prohibition and their right to request a hearing to have firearm rights reinstated by the Superior Court. If the patient requests a hearing at discharge, the facility is required to complete the Request For Hearing For Relief From Firearm Prohibition form (BOF 4009C). The facility forwards the request form to the Superior Court in the patient’s county of residence. (Welf. & Inst. Code, § 8103, subd. (f)(5).)