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Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

Announcements

Mental Health Services Act (Amended in 2012)

Accuracy and Timeliness of MHSA Reporting by Counties 6/30/2010

Background

The passage of Proposition 63 (now known as the Mental Health Services Act or MHSA) in November 2004, provides the first opportunity in many years for the California Department of Mental Health (DMH) to provide increased funding, personnel and other resources to support county mental health programs and monitor progress toward statewide goals for children, transition age youth, adults, older adults and families.  The Act addresses a broad continuum of prevention, early intervention and service needs and the necessary infrastructure, technology and training elements that will effectively support this system.

This Act imposes a 1% income tax on personal income in excess of $1 million.  Statewide, the Act was projected to generate approximately $254 million in fiscal year 2004-05, $683 million in 2005-06 and increasing amounts thereafter.  Much of the funding will be provided to county mental health programs to fund programs consistent with their local plans. 

Read the Vision Statement and Guiding Principles for DMH Implementation of the MHSA in English or en Español.

Subscribe

Stakeholders may subscribe by sending their name, mailing address and email to:

California Department of Health Care Services
Mental Health Services Division
Attn: MHSA
1500 Capitol Ave., MS 2704
PO Box 997413
Sacramento, CA 95899-7413

Contact Us

Please send your comments or questions to:  mhsa@dhcs.ca.gov