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Current Law

In 1992-93, California passed the Bronzan-McCorquodale Act, which significantly changed mental health services, with more of the focus and responsibility passing to the counties. With everything except for the state hospitals now being county-run, the Legislature also made changes to the advisory structure increasing the number of consumers and family members on the Board. The MHBs remained the primary vehicle for citizens to have oversight of the administration and provision of the services funded by their tax dollars. MHBs are still required to represent, proportionately, the populations and stakeholders interested in mental health services.