Mental Health California Timeline (1850s to present)

1996

Mental Health Parity Act (federal) eliminated financial caps on mental health benefits in health plans at companies with more than 50 employees. By 2000, more than 20 states enacted similar legislation. 

100% funding (50% state/50% federal) for Medi-Cal children’s services (EPSDT) instituted. 

Camarillo State Hospital closed.