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Office of Mental Health

Confidentiality & Non-Disclosure Agreement (CNDA)
Required for Accessing
The OMH Security Management System (SMS)


  • The SMS enables mental health agencies to self-administer the security of their application users (e.g., includes adding UserIDs and granting user access).
  • OMH requires all agencies to sign an OMH Confidentiality & Non-Disclosure Agreement (CNDA) prior to using the SMS.

OMH Sends Mental Health Agency Directors OMH CNDA Requirements

This letter provides advance notice of the Confidentiality & Non-Disclosure Agreement. The CNDA is a requirement for accessing certain OMH applications, including PCS and PSYCKES.

OMH Emails Mental Health Agency Directors Describing How to Access OMH CNDA Online

This email contains a new UserID to access the CNDA site. Agency Directors will need to electronically sign the CNDA before their agency can access to OMH applications. For security purposes, passwords are sent in separate emails.

Go to:

OMH CNDA Sign-In Screen at

Screen

Accessing OMH SMS after Signing CNDA

The next step in the process is for the Director to assign one or more Security Managers for their agency. This assignment is usually given to the agency's Information Security Officer, or other individual performing security, and/or information technology functions.

How Security Managers Can Access SMS

  • The Security Manager will receive a copy of the email sent to the Director describing how to self-register as the agency Security Manager (SM).
  • The SM will go to the OMH Security Management System Web site at and
    1. select his/her agency from a drop-down list
    2. use the agency control ID listed in the email
    3. provide information to self-register
  • The Reference Manual for the Security Management System is available at and in the SMS application.

Questions regarding any of the information in this presentation can be directed to the OMH Helpdesk at 1-800-HELP-NYS (1-800-435-7697).

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the OMH Helpdesk.