Until last year, that instant background check wouldn’t have included Idaho’s mental health records. According to a 2012 Government Accountability Office report, 17 states, including Idaho, had submitted fewer than 10 records of individuals prohibited for mental health reasons. The Idaho State Police’s Bureau of Criminal Identification is in charge of sending the records to the FBI. Now, Dawn Peck, manager of the bureau, says the backlog has been cleared out.
When ISP started to send the records in 2012, the FBI accepted only about 2,500 and rejected nearly 17,000 of them, because of data entry errors, Peck told the Times-News last year. Peck said that issue has been solved.