Information on Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO)

During the 2024 MSSNY House of Delegates, a resolution was passed calling upon MSSNY to raise awareness of the Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) process amongst physicians and to provide linkage to the various websites that are available through the New York State court system. In New York, ERPO is a civil court-issued order that temporarily prohibits individuals who pose a danger of injury to self or others from purchasing and/or possessing firearms, rifles or shotguns if a family or household members, district attorney, law enforcement officer, or school administrator petitions a court.   In New York State, Section 9.46 of the Mental Hygiene law requires physicians and other mental health providers currently providing treatment services to an individual to make a report, if they conclude, using reasonable professional judgement, that the individual is likely to engage in conduct that would result in serious harm to self or others.

 The New York State’s United Court System provides specific step-by-step instructions and information for filing an ERPO:
FORMS & INSTRUCTIONS – Application for an Extreme Risk Protection Order – Supreme Court Forms | NYCOURTS.GOV;
(Basics of ERPO | Extreme Risk Protection Order | NY CourtHelp (

Categories: Latest News, NewsPublished On: June 5th, 2024Tags: , , ,


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