The SAMHDA information system is hosted in the SAMHSA IT environment and is compliant with the standards defined by the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). SAMHDA has undergone certification and accreditation (C&A) and has been issued an Authority to Operate (ATO) by the SAMHSA Chief Information Officer (CIO).
SAMHDA operates two systems:
- A public web portal available via the Internet that allows interested persons to review and download public-use data and documentation.
- A restricted-use website that is accessible only to authorized users for processing data before release to the public and for distributing restricted-use data and documentation.