Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • January 27, 2016
  • 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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January 27, 2016   Monthly Meeting                         

Valeo Behavioral Health Center - 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS - Basement Conference Room 

(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 -  Susan Crain Lewis

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network – Eric Harkness

   Mental Health and Aging Coalition - Nancy Trout

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

10:00 a.m.  Consensus Recommendations for 2016 - further updates

     Jason Flatts Act - Suicide Prevention Education  -  Read the proposal.   Read the bill and committee info.

     Seclusion and Restraint / Emergency Safety Interventions Report and sunset issue

     Psychiatric Advance Directives  /  Larned State Hospital

     Osawatomie State Hospital

     Medicaid Health Homes Program to End

10:30 a.m.  Legislative Update   Amy Campbell

Hearings this week:   Jason Flatts Act - Senate Education Committee 1:30 p.m. Tuesday

Medicaid Step Therapy Bill - Senate Public Health 1:30 p.m. Wednesday

Information Hearing on Mental Health Medication Advisory Committee (2015 H Sub for 2149)

     Governor's Budget - End Medicaid Health Homes to save $13.4 million

     Governor's State of the State - will not implement Medicaid Expansion

     Kansas Juvenile Justice Work Group Report and Recommendations    Link to information   

        Senate will introduce legislation to implement recommendations.

     Medicaid DUR Committee adopts Prior Authorization requirements for mental health medications

11:00 a.m. KDADS Update - Nikki Gilliland

11:25 a.m. Announcements

11:30 a.m. Adjourn

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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