Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • April 27, 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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April 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 Lewis, President

Financial Report           Andy Brown, Treasurer

Please renew your membership at KMHC website.  First, log in, select your membership renewal and the site will generate an invoice to pay by check.  Contact Amy if you have questions.

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read Draft Minutes

9:15 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors -  Will meet in June.

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network -    Eric Harkness, Chair - 

   Mental Health and Aging Coalition - April 22nd from 12:30 to 2. If someone would like to participate in the Coalition, 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

9:45 a.m. GBHSPC Report - Update on Consumer Run Organizations - Tammy Broadbent and Charles Bartlett

10:00 a.m.  Guest Topic - Medicaid Mental Health Medications Advisory Committee Update - Aaron Dunkel, Deputy Secretary, KDHE

10:30 a.m. Legislative Update

SB 341 Step Therapy for Medicaid Medications

State Hospitals - Staffing Problems, Unit closed at LSH, Privatization

Adult Continuum of Care - modified stakeholder group to reconvene

SB 323 Jason Flatt Act - Suicide Prevention

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- passed and signed by the Governor

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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