Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • October 28, 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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October 28, 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           Susan Crain Lewis,  Vice President

Financial Report           Andy Brown, 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

   Board of Directors - Report from September meeting.    Board Minutes

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network -    Sue Lewis - 

   Mental Health and Aging Coalition - Nancy Trout

Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

9:45 a.m.   Guest Topic:  Cathy Housh - Suicide Prevention - State Legislation Jason Flatts Act

Click here to view Jason Flatt Act History

10:00 a.m.  Consideration of proposals for Consensus Recommendations for 2016

Please use this Sample Format to present your issue, problem and recommendation.

Tobacco Cessation   Read Draft Paper Proposal

Suicide Prevention - State Legislation Jason Flatts Act

Community Support Medication Program

72 Hour Hold / Emergency Observation and Treatment

10:30 a.m.  Legislative Update   Amy Campbell

KHA Behavioral Health Task Force

Mental Health Medication Advisory Committee - considering prior authorization requirements, dosage requirements, and other limitations.  Posted on website.

11:00 a.m. KDADS Update - KDADS Behavioral Health - Ted Jester, KDADS

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. 28, 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, Lobbyist, P.O. Box 4103, Topeka, KS 66604

785-969-1617, fax: 785-271-8143  campbell525@sbcglobal.netT

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

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