California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA)

The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) is an Independent Administrative and Fiscal Governments Agency focused on the efficient delivery of California Mental Health Projects. Member counties jointly develop, fund, and implement mental health services, projects, and educational programs at the state, regional, and local level.

CalMHSA is not a legislative agency, nor is it an approval or advocacy body. It is a best practice inter-governmental structure with growing capacity and capability to promote systems and services arising from a shared member commitment to community mental health. CalMHSA supports the values of the California Mental Health Services Act:

Headed by a separate Board of Members, an Executive Committee comprised of Officers and Statewide Region Representatives, the administrative firm of George Hills Company, Inc. , and separate legal counsel of Murphy, Campbell, Guthrie & Alliston, CalMHSA operates within the statutes governing Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) entities, and complies with the Brown Act open meeting requirements.