SAFE establishes 9.46 of the Mental Hygiene Law, which requires four groups of mental health professionals (i.e.: physicians, psychologists, registered nurses, and licensed clinical social workers), in the exercise of their reasonable professional judgment, to make a report as soon as practicable to county mental health offices if an individual for whom they are providing mental health treatment is "likely to engage in conduct that will cause serious harm to self or others."  This report is filed by the professional via online portal at  Submissions to this portal are monitored by the Director of Community Services or DCS designee.

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