WVC 61 - 7 A- 4
§61-7A-4. Confidentiality; limits on use of registry information.
(a) Notwithstanding any provision of this code to the
contrary, the Superintendent of the State Police, the Secretary of
the Department of Health and Human Resources and the circuit clerks
and the Administrator of the Supreme Court of Appeals may provide
notice to the central state mental health registry and the National
Instant Criminal Background Check System established pursuant to
Section 103(d) of the Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act, 18
U.S.C. §922, that a person: (i) Has been involuntarily committed
as provided in chapter twenty-seven of this code; (ii) has been
adjudicated mentally incompetent in a proceeding under article
six-a of this chapter; or (iii) has regained the ability to possess
a firearm by order of a circuit court in a proceeding under section
five of this article.
(b) The information contained in the central state mental
health registry is to be used solely for the purpose of records
checks related to firearms purchases and for eligibility for a
state license or permit to possess or carry a concealed firearm.
(c) Whenever a person's name and other identifying information
has been added to the central state mental health registry, a
review of the state concealed handgun registry shall be undertaken
and if such review reveals that the person possesses a current
concealed handgun license, the sheriff of the county issuing the
concealed handgun license shall be informed of the person's change
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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