Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • January 25, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Valeo Behavioral Health Center Basement Conference Room, 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 25, 2017   Monthly Meeting                         

Valeo Behavioral Health Center, basement conference room, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS

(teleconference access 1-515-739-1285, enter  567518 - KMHC has changed to a teleconference service that might incur charges for members.  If the fees become a burden to members please forward your bill to the treasurer at andy@headquarterscounselingcenter.org )   

Meeting room wi-fi: Guest@ccess

Introductions and sign-in sheet           Susan Lewis, President

Financial Report - 2017 Budget and Dues Amendments           Andy Brown, Treasurer

2017 Budget as approved by Board 12-16

2017 KMHC Dues Proposal

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read minutes.

9:15 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors - 

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - 

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

    Adult Continuum of Care Report - Amy Campbell - Final Report is available on the website.

    Mental Health Medication Advisory Committee - Susan Zalenski, Amy Campbell - meeting is February 14.

    Alliance for a Healthy Kansas - Amy Campbell - Bills for Medicaid Expansion - Kancare Bridge to a Health Kansas have been introduced in the House (HB 2064) and Senate (SB 38).  Hearings are expected in House Health and Human Services February 6 (neutral), February 8 (proponents) and February 9 (opponents).  

9:45 a.m.   Approve the 2017 KMHC Consensus Recommendations - 2016 process for updates and amendment.  Please draft an issue paper for the topic that you would like to see included in the Coalition's October or November agenda.   Linked here: sample issue paper format.doc

Advance Psychiatric Directives - Mike Burgess

HB 2639 Emergency Observation and Treatment Act - Judicial Council Report - Jane Rhys

Legislation for Breakthrough Club initiative - HB 2044 -  include within the medicaid program reimbursement for clubhouse rehabilitation services.  House hearings this week.

Addictions Treatment - Issues to revisit if time allows

10:00 a.m.  Guest Topic - Juvenile Justice Reform   An update on the topic since legislation passed in 2016.  Funding issues have led to concerns that reform will be delayed.

Randall Bowman - KS Department of Corrections

Benet Magnuson - Kansans United for Youth Justice

Handouts:  KansasJuvenileJusticeHandbook2017   SB367Infographic1   SB367Infographic2

10:45 a.m.  Legislative Update - Amy Campbell

Legislative Interim Committees - Report to 2017 Legislature - includes Foster Care Adequacy, Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight and others.  Kancare Oversight and Special Committee on Larned and Osawatomie State Hospitals Interim Report are not yet published.  Special Committee on Step Therapy topics did not meet.

Governor's Budget Report - Proposed budget includes $3.6 m for KDADS investment in crisis and transition services at the community level.  GBR Overview to Appropriations Committee 1-11-17   See full GBR at www.budget.ks.gov

KDADS Budget Overview document from House Social Services Budget Committee 1-18-17

KDADS Presentation for Agency Programs to HSSBC 1-18-17

Senate Ways and Means Subcommittees document

Legislation - click here for 2017 List of Legislation

SB 32 - KMHC Testimony in support of psychiatric medical loan program and residencies

Look up legislation and calendars at www.kslegislature.org

11:00 a.m.  KDADS Update - Budget and program information - Sarah Fischer

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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