Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • February 25, 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 11:29 AM
  • Valeo Behavioral Health Center, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS


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Kansas Mental Health Coalition

Speaking with one voice to meet critical needs of people with mental illness.

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February 25, 2015   Monthly Meeting   Valeo Behavioral Health Center, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS

(teleconference access 1-877-278-8686, enter  982797 use codes: *7 mute / *9 unmute)   

Meeting room wi-fi: Guest@ccess

9:00 a.m.

Introductions and sign-in sheet            David Wiebe, President

Financial Report  Read Report.         JoLana Pinon, Treasurer

Please renew your membership at KMHC website - the site will generate an invoice to pay by check.  Contact Amy if you have questions.

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read Minutes.

9:15 a.m. Reports

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network -    Sue Lewis - 2015 Issue Papers are posted at the KMHC Website.  Please Register for Advocacy Day - March 12.   Legislative Breakfast will be at 7:45 a.m. March 12 at the Statehouse.

Medicaid Access Coalition – Kansas Hospital Association proposal

Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

Vocational / Supported Employment Subcommittee Special Report - Each month KMHC will dedicate about 20 minutes to a briefing on the GBHSPC Subcommittees Annual Reports.

Mental Health and Aging Coalition – Eric Harkness

Children's Issues – Amendments to the SED Waiver - comment period ends Feb 25

10:00 a.m. Guest Report: KanCare 2.0 - Chad Austin, Kansas Hospital Association proposal for Medicaid Expansion  KHA Handout 1  Handout 2

10:20 a.m. Lobbyist Report - 

- The 2015 Kansas Legislature

- Budget cuts 

- Taxes

- List of Legislation

10:30 a.m.  KDADS Update:  Access to Mental Health Medications Issue - SB 123 / Work Group

KDADS Revolving Loan Fund for Transitional Housing 

Mental Health Grant/Contracts Ended - Proposed Program 

- Carla Drescher, KDADS Behavioral Health Director

Pick up any items that had were skipped earlier.

11:25 a.m. Announcements

11:30 a.m. Adjourn

2015 KMHC Meetings: 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Jan 28, Feb. 25, Mar. 25, April 22, May 27, June 24, July 22, Aug 26, Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Nov 18, Dec. 16  Board Meetings: 12 noon quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 25, July 22, Sept. 23, Dec. 16)

For more information, contact: Kansas Mental Health Coalition

c/o Amy A. Campbell, LobbyistP.O. Box 4103, Topeka, KS 66604

785-969-1617, fax: 785-234-9718, campbell525@sbcglobal.net

David Wiebe, President, 5608 Cherokee Circle, Fairway, KS 66205

                                                            913-645-6175; dwiebe@kc.rr.com

(c) Kansas Mental Health Coalition, P.O. Box 4744, Topeka, KS  66604  785-969-1617

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