Mental Health Services Act
In November of 2004, California voters passed Proposition 63 creating the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). The Act created an additional one percent tax on any California resident making more than $1 million dollars. The revenue is distributed to counties in order to accomplish an enhanced system of care for mental health services.
The passing of Proposition 63 provided the first opportunity in many years to expand county mental health programs for all populations: children, transition-age youth, adults, older adults, families, and especially, the un-served and under-served. It was also designed to provide a wide range of prevention, early intervention, and treatment services, including the necessary infrastructure, technology, and enhancement of the mental health workforce to effectively support the system. There are five fundamental guiding principles outlined in the MHSA regulations:
Individual/Family-Driven, Wellness/Recovery/Resiliency-Focused Services
Access to Underserved Communities
Creating an Integrated Service Array
The MHSA requires that each county mental health program shall prepare and submit a three-year plan which shall be updated at least annually and adopted by the county Board of Supervisors. The MHSA Three Year Program and Expenditure Plan is a comprehensive document that summarizes the Community Planning Process, communicates recommendations that will be inclusive of new program requests, deletion of programs, consolidation and/or enhancements of programs, and fiscal changes.
Final Draft Plumas County MHSA Program and Expenditure Plan, 2017-20, to be reviewed for approval by the Board of Supervisors on September 19, 2017
For More Information:
530-283-6307 ext 1016
Plumas County Behavioral Health
270 County Hospital Rd Suite 109
Quincy, CA 95971