Mental Health Services Act

What is the Mental Health Services Act?

  
On November 2nd, 2004, California voters approved Proposition 63, known as the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). This ballot initiative provided funds to transform the way public mental health services are provided.

Please view the Mental Health Services Act.

​Sierra County Mental Health Services Act Plans:

The current Fiscal Year 19/20 MHSA Annual Update has been approved by the Sierra County Board of Supervisors.  Should you have any questions regarding the plan or have Issue Resolution questions feel free to contact Laurie Marsh  at 530-993-6745 or Email 
View the Annual Update here.

Sierra County Behavioral Health wishes transparency in conducting business. As such, the current MHSA FY 19/20 annual update indicates the purchase of a modular building. Not stated within the language are additional purchases needed to make the building habitable and viable to serve community members. Purchases include, but are not limited to: air conditioning, propane tank, washer & dryer, common room space furniture, activity room furniture, kitchen supplies, office furniture, computers and phones.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has also brought challenges in how Sierra County Behavioral Health can provide services. As an essential business, contractors and employees need technology to provide services via telehealth and telephonically. Electronic health records need to be maintained as well. HIPPA also needs to be considered when providing services in this new manner.

A thirty-day public review process, public hearing and Sierra County Board of Supervisor approval must occur to approve these expenditures from the Capital Facilities and Technological component. At the end of the thirty-day public review a Public Hearing will take place on June 4, 2020.  


View the 2017-2020 Mental Health Services Act Program and Expenditure Plan 
View the 2018/2019 Mental Health Services Act Program and Expenditure Plan

View the 2018-2019 Revenue and Expenditures Document
View the 2017-2018 Revenue and Expenditures Document
View the 2016-2017 Revenue and Expenditures Document
View the 2015-2016 Revenue and Expenditure Document
View the 2014-2015 Revenue and Expenditure Document
View the 2013-2014 Revenue and Expenditure Document
View the 2011-2012 Revenue and Expenditure Document
View the 2010-2011 Revenue and Expenditure Document
View the 2007-2008 Revenue and Expenditure Document
View the 2006-2007 Revenue and Expenditure Document
 
   
Please feel free to contact Laurie Marsh for more information, comments or questions.  Phone:  530-993-6745 Email

Public Input & Feedback


Input is encouraged and welcomed from community members and persons who receive services through the Behavioral Health Department. All input, suggestions, concerns, and questions presented will lead to a draft annual update.

The Mental Health Service Act Coordinator encourages people to contact her directly with any questions, comments, and/or suggestions regarding the Mental Health Services Act.

Mental Health Services Act Issue Resolution Process


Sierra County's Behavioral Health Department's Mental Health Services Act has a system for community members and stakeholders to resolve concern or grievances regarding the activities of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).

Mental Health Services Act Issue Resolution Process