This report examines the budget of the Department of State Hospitals (DSH), which provides inpatient mental health services to patients in DSH’s eight facilities. It provides an overview of the various components of the department’s budget, and details how the department develops its annual budget requests. The report finds several shortcomings with the current budgeting process. To address these, the report provides recommendations for the Legislature to consider.
The 2013-14 Budget: California Spending PlanReport Feb 27, 2013
[PDF] The 2013-14 Budget: Analysis of the Health and Human Services BudgetReport Sep 13, 2012
[PDF] The 2012-13 Budget: California Spending Plan