Department:
Health and Human Services Agency

Date:
1/12/2024
Contact:
Margaret Williams

Phone:
(530) 642-7164

COMMUNITY INVITED TO PROVIDE INPUT ON
ANNUAL UPDATE TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ACT (MHSA) PLAN

 

(Placerville, CA) - The El Dorado County's Behavioral Health Division is seeking public input on the annual update to the County's Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Plan. This plan determines how the County spends State funds to support County mental health programs for children, transition-age youth, adults, older adults, and families. The annual update is developed to include new or updated projects and budgets for Fiscal Year 2024-25.

 

A copy of the draft Update may be accessed on Behavioral Health's MHSA website at: http://tinyurl.com/84dhzpmu. Public comments or questions about the draft update can be submitted in writing by email to MHSA@edcgov.us or postal mail to: Health and Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Division, MHSA Project Team, 768 Pleasant Valley Road, Suite 201, Diamond Springs, CA, 95619. Comments must be received by Monday, February 12, 2024 at 5:00pm.

 

The MHSA requires Counties to complete an annual community planning process to either develop a three-year plan or update a three-year plan. Updates like this one are posted for a 30-day comment period, after which a public hearing will be hosted by the El Dorado County Behavioral Health Commission. This meeting will be noticed on the Behavioral Health Commission calendar and on the MHSA website. Substantive comments on the draft plan update received during the public comment period will be included in the final Update, along with analysis and response to those comments.

 

California voters passed MHSA (Proposition 63) in November 2004, which places a 1% tax on personal incomes over $1,000,000. Counties receive funds through the State, and these are to be used to ensure the County's mental health system is consumer-friendly, recovery-oriented, and accessible to all who need it.

 

 

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