State Hospitals

State Hospital Beds

CalMHSA collaborates with the California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) to negotiate hospital bed rates, quality of care, admissions, and discharge on behalf of counties. CalMHSA monitors the state’s compliance with its statutory obligations for fiscal reporting and, as a result, has been able to suppress rates and save counties millions of dollars. Key activities include:

  • Collaborating with legal counsel to ensure the state fulfills its obligation to report on rates
  • Negotiating on behalf of every county (fees are associated with bed usage)
  • Seeking alternatives to state hospitals to provide added capacity without reducing the current obligation with DSH