Before implementing Innovation programs, every county has to develop an Innovation program plan that aligns with the Innovation component Guidelines. Counties develop their Innovation plans utilizing a community planning process outlined in regulations. The community planning process ensures that stakeholders play a central role in shaping MHSA programs.
In March of 2011, the California legislature passed AB100, a measure that among other things made changes to the program approval process. Prior to AB100, counties completed their local planning process and obtained local approval for their program plans, then they submitted those plans to the Department of Mental Health (DMH) for review and to the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) for approval. Since 2012, the OAC – once again – is starting to review and approve INN Program plans.
For a copy of each approved plan that has been submitted to the MHSOAC, click on the county name below: