Mental Health Services - Oversight And Accountability Commision

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Mental Health Services Act?

MHSA stands for the Mental Health Services Act and refers to Proposition 63 which was passed in November 2004 and became state law on January 1, 2005. The Act is funded by a 1 percent tax on personal income above $1 million dollars.


How do I contact the MHSOAC?

You can contact us on the phone at 916-445-8696, email us at MHSOAC@mhsoac.ca.gov, or via postal mail in our Contact Us section of our website.


Where can I find information for Commission and committee meetings?

Details of Commission and committee meetings are found in our Meeting Schedule. You can also view our meeting calendar.


Who are the members of the Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission?

The Commission currently consists of 16 voting members appointed by the Governor and other elected officials. The Commission Composition and current commissioner biographies may be viewed in the About MHSOAC section of our website.


What types of event requests can be submitted to be on the MHSOAC Community Calendar?

MHSOAC welcomes meetings, seminars, and conferences related to the mental health field from stakeholder organizations and individuals. Please try to submit all posting requests at least 2 weeks prior to your event.

Please remember to also list your contact information so MHSOAC staff can contact you if they need more information.


How do I sign up to receive announcements and updates from the MHSOAC?

Option 1: To join our email list, visit our homepage and enter and submit your email address (look for STAY CONNECTED.)

Option 2: You can also send an email to MHSOAC@mhsoac.ca.gov with the word “Subscribe” in the subject line. Please include your name and organization in the body of the email.


What is the process for making public comments?

  1. Submit your comments in writing to our business office.
  2. Send your comments via email to MHSOAC@mhsoac.ca.gov.
  3. Make public comments at Commission meetings by filling out public comment cards available at our staff table.

How do I find services in my county?

You may want to contact your local mental health department. You can find information on counties in our Resources section.


How do I get involved with the MHSA?

Statewide
Visit our Resources section for information on statewide stakeholder organizations.

County Level
Each county is assigned a MHSA county coordinator. Visit the following link for a list of MHSA County Coordinators.