Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • March 23, 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 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 23, 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 Lewis, President

Guest Conversations - Several legislators have offered to share insights with KMHC, but we will have to work them into the schedule as they are available from the Statehouse Senator Molly Baumgardner, Senator Caryn Tyson, Rep. Kathy Wolfe-Moore

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.

9:45 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors -  Will meet after the monthly membership meeting.  There are several open board positions for election at May annual meeting, email Stephen Feinstein if you are interested in serving.

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network -    Eric Harkness, Chair - Advocacy Day was held March 15 with approximately 300 people in attendance.  The rally featured Senator Caryn Tyson, Rep. Kathy Wolfe-Moore, and Interim Secretary Tim Keck of KDADS.  It was windy and chilly outside, but the crowd stayed in place and they were rewarded by the powerful poetry by Sherrie Purpose Hall and Nick Givechi.

   Mental Health and Aging Coalition - next meeting will be on April 22nd from 12:30 to 2. If someone would like to attend either in person or virtually, they should send their name and contact information, including email, to courtneyminter@carehavenhomes.com

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

10:00 a.m.  Old Business

Approve Tobacco Cessation Issue - Link to Proposal

10:30 a.m. Legislative Update

State Hospitals Privatization

HSSBC Hearing on the Adult Continuum of Care Report

SB 323 Jason Flatt Act - Suicide Prevention

SB 341 Step Therapy for Medicaid Medications

SB 447 Tax Checkoff for Behavioral Health Programs

Other KDADS issues and legislation - SB 460, SB 422, SB 446, SB 449.

SB 367 Juvenile Justice Reform

HB 2534 Seclusion and Restraint Legislation

11:00 a.m.  Update from Nikki Gilliland, Kansas Dept. for Aging and Disability Services

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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