Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • September 23, 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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September 23, 2015   Monthly Meeting                         Valeo Behavioral Health Center, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS

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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 - Meets today.  Will consider officer nominations for President.  Review and consider Advocacy Committee recommendations. 

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network -    Sue Lewis - 

   Mental Health and Aging Coalition - Nancy Trout

Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

Featured GBHSPC Subcommittee Report of the Month - each month, KMHC will review the annual report of one of the Governor's Behavioral Health Services Planning Council's subcommittees. 

10:00 a.m.   Guest Topic: Proposal for Emergency Observation and Treatment Legislation - Julie Solomon, Chief Strategic Mgmt Officer, Wyandot, Inc. and Cpt. Wade Brochers, Lenexa Police Dept.

- Read the KHI Article

- Read the Proposal

10:30 a.m.  Legislative Update   Amy Campbell

  • Ongoing Continuum of Care Committee possible
  • Kansas Hospital Association – new Behavioral Health Task Force - Oct. 27
  • KDHE Mental Health Medication Advisory Committee - First meeting September 1, next meeting October 28 2-4 pm
              Proposed Prior Authorization Policies
    1. PA Proposal for Antipsychotic Dosing Limits
    2. PA Proposal for Age Criteria
    3. PA Proposal for Dosing of Concurrent Antipsychotics
      Powerpoint from KanCare HCBS Waiver Integration Public Information Session - Link to Handout  online only
      - 1115(c) waiver amendment posted 9-30-15
      - CMS Comment Period 9-30-15 through 11-30-15

      Kansas Health Foundation Fellows - Tobacco Cessation Initiative    Read more here.

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

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

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

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