Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)
Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health (SYBH) is pleased to acknowledge the passage of Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). The MHSA is funded by a tax on high income individuals and is designed to transform California’s county mental health service systems. Thank you to all who supported this important, ground-breaking legislation.
Five components comprise the Mental Health Services Act. Click on the links below to view the original MHSA components plans and other archived MHSA information.
COMMUNITY PLANNING PROCESS FOR MHSA
In accordance with MHSA regulations, County Mental Health Departments are required to submit a program and expenditure plan and update it on an annual basis, based on funding estimates provided by the State and in accordance with established planning requirements and stakeholder engagement.
Archived MHSA Annual Updates and community planning process documents are available for viewing in the MHSA Archive.
As you may be aware, in light of the current COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and State closures, restrictions on social gatherings have impacted the Community Program Planning Process for MHSA programs. In January and February of 2020, the Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health’s MHSA Team, with the input of stakeholders, completed Sutter and Yuba counties’ draft Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan for MHSA programs FY 2020-2023.
Due to the impacts of COVID-19, Sutter and Yuba counties, along with many other counties, were unable to finalize and submit our MHSA Three-Year Plan to the State, by the June 30, 2020, deadline. In March of 2020, California counties came together to collectively request extensions for individual county Three-Year plans; and flexibilities in funding, in order to help mitigate some of the financial impacts of the pandemic on future fiscal years.
The requested extensions and flexibilities were approved and signed by Governor Gavin Newson effective July 1, 2020. The extension allows Sutter and Yuba counties to submit our Three-Year Plan to the State by June 30, 2021. With the extension, the MHSA Three-Year Plan will be effective Fiscal Years 2021-2024. Due to the changing environment, the MHSA Team would like to inform stakeholders that SYBH will be requesting an extension and making modifications to our MHSA Three-Year Plan draft. The MHSA Team will notify stakeholders of upcoming community engagement sessions, in order to make modifications to the MHSA FY 2021-2024 Three-Year Plan. Once a draft FY 2021-2024 Three-Year Plan has been completed, a Public Hearing to allow for public comment on the new proposed plan will be held. The MHSA Team estimates the Public Hearing will be no sooner than March of 2021.
We appreciate your understanding and hope you all remain safe and well during these challenging times.
MHSA (iCARE) Innovation Plan
Notice of Public Hearings
All comments are welcome.
SYBH wants to involve people with mental illness and family caregivers in the planning process. To find out more or to participate, please contact Peter Sullivan using the contact information at the bottom of this page.
To obtain a hard copy or send comments:
Send comments to:
1965 Live Oak Blvd.
c/o P.O. Box 1520
Requests for hard copies of this plan should be sent to the same P.O. Box address.
Hard copies will be available to view at the main libraries of Sutter and Yuba, and may be picked up at 1965 Live Oak Blvd at the Main Behavioral Health Building.
MHSA Issue Resolution Process
It is the policy of Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health to resolve concerns or grievances related to the MHSA community program planning process and concerns about consistency between program implementation and approved plans.