Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • March 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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March 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   View 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.  KDADS Update:  Kari Bruffett, KDADS Secretary, Gina Meier-Hummel, KDADS Commissioner and Carla Drescher, KDADS Behavioral Health Director

- Access to Mental Health Medications Issue - HB 2149

     View Amy's Report on Senate Sub for HB 2149

- creating mental health medications advisory committee.

- KDADS Revolving Loan Fund for Transitional Housing 

- Mental Health Grant/Contracts Ended - Proposed Program 

- Osawatomie State Hospital

10:00 a.m.   Monthly Briefing GBHSPC Subcommittee Annual Reports:

Rural and Frontier Issues Committee - Ric Dalke, Pam McDiffitt.   (monthly briefing on the GBHSPC Subcommittees Annual Reports)

Reports - 5 minutes each

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network -    Sue Lewis - Advocacy Day had 350 attendees March 12 at the Statehouse.

Medicaid Access Coalition – House Health Committee held hearings March 18-19.  The committee has not announced plans to work the bill.  KMHC will post testimony at the website when available.

Mental Health and Aging Coalition – Eric Harkness

Children's Issues – KDADS work group developing recommendations for amendments to the SED Waiver.

Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole - 

11:00 a.m. Lobbyist Report - 

- March 25 Last Day for non-exempt bills

- April 3 Drop Dead Day - Return April 29 

- Mega-Budget Bills:  House v. Senate

      Funding provisos

- List of Legislation  

Seclusion and Restraint


Veteran's Courts

Facility Licensing


SPTP changes

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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