Policy & Legislation

2019 NAMI CA Legislative Report (Last Update 8.14.19)

Enacted 2019-2020 CA State Budget (NAMI CA Summary Coming Soon)!

Using Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Funds - CONCERNS (AB 480 Letter) (AB 734 Letter) (Whole Person Care)

Governor Newsom Announces Dr. Tom Insel as “Mental Health Czar of California” (NAMI CA Press Release)

2019 Policy Priorities

AB 680 (Chu) Public safety dispatchers: mental health training (Fact Sheet) (Analysis) (Letter)

NAMI California sent a letter to the Department of Health Care Services urging them to submit an Serious Mental Illness/Severe Emotional Disturbance (SMI/SED) Demonstration Opportunity application to the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services. See the full letter here.

NAMI California supports Proposition 2 (No Place Like Home). Read why here.

Policy Platform [pdf]

NAMI California has created a short presentation on the fundamentals of mental health policy in California and the Mental Health Services Act.

Archive - 2018

legislative Resources

California Legislative Information (including bill search)

California Legislature Advocates (create account to track your advocacy)

Legislative Calendar [pdf]

Office of the Chief Clerk 

The California Channel (live webcasts of hearings/Senate and Assembly floors)

Assembly Committees

Senate Committees

Legislative Process Overview (Cal State) [pdf]



Department of Health Care Services

Department of Health Care Services: Mental Health Services Division

Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission