Public Hearing Mental Health Services Act Check-Up
Thursday, May 26, 2016
State Capitol, Room 437

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    All written testimony submitted electronically is linked below.

    Public Hearing: 9:30 a.m.

    Opening Remarks

    Reflections from MHSA Co-Author

    1. Darrell Steinberg, Former Senate Pro Tem and Founder, Steinberg Institute

    State Oversight of the Mental Health Services Act

    1. Toby Ewing, Executive Director, Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission 
    2. Karen Baylor, Deputy Executive Director of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services, California Department of Health Care Services 
    3. Jane Adcock, Executive Officer, California Mental Health Planning Council 
    4. Daphne Shaw, Councilmember, California Mental Health Planning Council

    Local Implementation of the Mental Health Services Act

    1. Kirsten Barlow, Executive Director, County Behavioral Health Directors Association 
    2. Phillip Deming, Chair, San Diego County Behavioral Health Advisory Board
    3. Debbie Innes-Gomberg, District Chief, Los Angeles County MHSA Implementation and Outcomes Division

    Mental Health Stakeholder Groups

    1. Rusty Selix, MHSA Co-Author and Executive Director of Policy and Advocacy, Mental Health America of California
    2. Stacie Hiramoto, Director, Racial and Ethnic Mental Health Disparities Coalition 


    Comments Submitted by Members of the Public


Thursday, May 26, 2016
925 L Street, Room 175
Sacramento, CA 95814

(The Commission will consider agenda items I-V at approximately 12:30 p.m.  The precise time will vary depending upon the testimony of witnesses and will be determined at the discretion of the chair.  Members of the public will have an opportunity to make comments about Commission agenda items during the meeting).

  1. Election of Vice Chairman
  2. Business Meeting Minutes from April 25, 2016
  3. Subcommittee Reports and Project Selection
    • Salton Sea Draft Letter
  4. Implementation
  5. Reports from the California State Auditor’s Office