California Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)
Please access this year's MHSA survey below. If you need one mailed to you please contact the Plumas County Mental Health office at (530) 283-6307.
Please note all surveys are due by October 10th 2014
California Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), became law in November 2005. The law imposes an additional 1% tax on individuals whose taxable income is over $1 million dollars. Funds collected are used to create and maintain county mental health programs.
The purpose of MHSA is to:
- Identify serious mental illness among children, Transition Age Youth, adults, and older adults as a condition deserving priority attention
- Provide funds to adequately meet the needs of all children and adults, specifically those who may not qualify for Medi-Cal, do not have private insurance, or those who may require services that cannot be paid for by Medi-Cal or private insurance
- Expand service programs for children, Transition Age Youth, adults, and older adults, including culturally- and linguistically-competent approaches for underserved populations
- Ensure that services are provided in accordance with best practices and professional standards
At the county level, MHSA requires Plumas County Mental Health to address the following areas:
- Prevention and Early Intervention services
- Services for Children, Transition Age Youth, Adults, and Older Adults
- Innovative programs and services
- Education and Training for Mental Health Providers, including consumer employees and volunteers
- Capital Facilities and Technology projects
MHSA requires a dynamic stakeholder process, which provides an opportunity for individual input and feedback into the planning phases of the MHSA programs, as well as the annual county plan review process. Stakeholders include clients, family members, providers, administration, community organizations, partner agencies, community members, and other interested parties.
Plumas County Mental Health fully supports stakeholder involvement and truly encourages clients, families, and the community to provide input on the mental health needs in our community, helping to prioritize planning options.
We welcome your voice!