County of Marin Health and Human Services

MHSA Advisory Committee

Next Meeting: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 12:30-2pm

In November 2004, California voters approved Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), intended to expand and transform county mental health services throughout California. While the proposition passed with 54% of the vote statewide, Marin County voted 63% in favor. The MHSA raises additional taxes for the State, which are then allocated to respective county mental health programs.

County MHSA plans shall be developed with local stakeholders, including adults and seniors with severe mental illness, families of children, adults, and seniors with severe mental illness, providers of services, law enforcement agencies, education, social services agencies, Veterans, representatives from Veterans' organizations, providers of alcohol and drug services, health care organizations, and other important interests. Counties shall demonstrate a partnership with constituents and stakeholders throughout the process that includes meaningful stakeholder involvement on mental health policy, program planning and implementation, monitoring, quality improvement, evaluation, and budget allocations.

The MHSA Advisory Committee has monthly meetings at 20 N. San Pedro Road in San Rafael in the Point Reyes Conference Room. The monthly meeting agendas are posted prior to the meeting date.

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Effective immediately, Mental Health and Substance Use Services (MHSUS) changed its name to Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS).  As such, all references in existing departmental policies and procedures to MHSUS can be understood to reference BHRS as well.