Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)
The passage of Proposition 63 (now known as the Mental Health Services Act or MHSA) in November 2004, supports county mental health programs in their progress toward statewide goals in the provision of mental health services for children, transition age youth, adults, older adults and families. The Act addresses a broad continuum of prevention, early intervention and service needs and provides the necessary infrastructure, technology and training elements that will effectively support this system.
This Act imposes a 1% income tax on personal income in excess of $1 million. Statewide, the Act was projected to generate approximately $254 million in fiscal year 2004-05, $683 million in 2005-06 and increasing amounts thereafter. Much of the funding will be provided to county mental health programs to fund programs consistent with their local plans.