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Mental Health Services Act

Published on: 8/1/2014 5:12 PM
In November 2004, California voters passed Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).The MHSA provides for a 1% tax on taxable personal income over $1 million MHSA tax revenues will be distributed to California counties through contract with the State Department of Mental Health (DMH). The MHSA calls for a transformed mental health system where access is easier, services are more effective, out-of-home and institutional care are reduced, and stigma toward those with severe mental illness or serious emotional disturbance no longer exists. Through the provisions of the MHSA, California counties worked with stakeholders to create a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, culturally competent mental health services system that promotes recovery/wellness for adults and older adults with server mental illness, and resiliency for children and youth with serious emotional disorders and their families.
What's New:
The Santa Clara County Mental Health Department has commenced the 30-day public review/comment period of the County’s Draft MHSA FY15-17 Three Year Program and Expenditure plan. The public review/comment period of the Draft Plan is from July 30, 2014 to August 29, 2014. Please review the plan and provide your comment by utilizing the comment form below:
In addition, meeting materials from the most recent MHSA Stakeholder Leadership Committee (SLC) meeting can be accessed by clicking here.
Please send all comments/questions to, or by fax at: (408) 885‐5789. Thank you.