• It is recommended by SAMHSA to use HMIS to enter PATH data in this current FY16, but not required.
  • SAMHSA is aware there have been numerous HMIS software glitches nationwide, which has made entering PATH data very challenging.
  • SAMHSA will require PATH data entry into HMIS starting FY17 (7/1/16).
  • Most or all PATH programs will need to be setup as 2 separate providers in HMIS - “Street Outreach (HUD)” and “Services Only (HUD).”
  • SAMHSA had originally planned to have their updated data standards and report released by the start of FY17 (7/1/16), but it may be delayed, which may result in us having to update data already entered prior to the FY17 updated data standards.
These are simply notes, and are not directly from SAMHSA.