Report 2012-122 Recommendation 10 Responses

Report 2012-122: Mental Health Services Act: The State's Oversight Has Provided Little Assurance of the Act's Effectiveness, and Some Counties Can Improve Measurement of Their Program Performance (Release Date: August 2013)

Recommendation #10 To: Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission

To ensure that counties have needed guidance to implement and evaluate MHSA programs, the Accountability Commission should commence the regulatory process no later than January 2014.

Agency Response*

The Commission commenced the pre-regulatory stakeholder input process for both Prevention and Early Intervention and Innovation programs in August of 2013. The official regulatory process for the Prevention and Early Intervention programs was commenced on June 6, 2014. (See California Regulatory Notice Register No. 23-Z published on June 6, 2014) The official regulatory process for the Innovation programs was commenced on July 11, 2014. (See California Regulatory Notice Register No. 28-Z published on July 11, 2014)

  • Response Type†: 1-Year
  • Completion Date: June 2014
  • Response Date: July 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

The Commission commenced the process but has not yet completed it. On August 8, 2013, the Commission convened a Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) and Innovation (INN) Regulation Workgroup. Input from the Workgroup was used to devleop a first draft of the proposed regulations, which was reviewed by the Workgroup on 9/20/13. The Commission met on 10/24/13 to discuss the first draft of the proposed regulations and to recieve public comment. The public comment was incorporated into the next draft and on 11/21/13 the Commission met and adopted the draft regulations and authorized the Executive Director to submit them to the Office of Adminstrative Law. The Commission is in the process of drafting the Initial Statement of Reasons.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Estimated Completion Date: March 2014
  • Response Date: February 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response*

On August 8, 2013, the Commission commenced the regulatory process with a Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) and Innovation (INN) Regulation Work Group meeting, which reviewed principles for regulations and made suggestions on which sections of PEI and INN statute needed to be clarified. This feedback was incorporated into a first draft of regulations, which was reviewed by the Work Group on 9/20. Also, the Commission reviewed the principles on 9/26 and will meet on 10/24 to discuss the first draft.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Completion Date: August 2013
  • Response Date: October 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

This recommendation is assessed as partially implemented because the Accountability Commission is just drafting regulations. Until the Accountability Commission has completed the regulatory process the recommendation cannot be assessed as fully implemented.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation

All Recommendations in 2012-122

†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


Report type

Report type
















© 2013, California State Auditor | Privacy Policy | Conditions of Use | Download Adobe PDF Reader