Establishment of SAMHSA
- Subject Matter: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Jurisdiction: Federal
- Citations: 42 U.S. Code § 290aa et seq.
- Summary: Federal law that establishes the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ("SAMHSA") as a Public Health Service. One of SAMHSA's stated goals is to "promote the coordination of service programs conducted by other departments, agencies, organizations and individuals that are or may be related to the problems of individuals suffering from mental illness or substance abuse."