Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • February 22, 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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February 22, 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 - Andy Brown, Treasurer

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read minutes.

9:15 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors - meet in March.  

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - Mental Health Advocacy Day March 15 and Grassroots Advocacy Network Training March 14.

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

    Mental Health Medication Advisory Committee -Susan Lewis - met February 14.

    Alliance for a Healthy Kansas - Amy Campbell - Bills for Medicaid Expansion - Kancare Bridge to a Healthy Kansas (HB 2064).  Vote pending in House Health and Human Services.  

9:45 a.m.   HB 2639 Emergency Observation and Treatment Act - Judicial Council Report - Jane Rhys

10:15 a.m.  Kansas Legislative Update - Amy Campbell

HB 2064 - Medicaid Expansion - Link to Testimony

HB 2044 - Clubhouse programs - Link to Testimony

SB 32/HB 2124 - Psychiatric residencies, medical loan program Link to Testimony

SB 33 - Membership of KanCare Oversight Committee

SB 82 - Step Therapy rules for commercial insurance

SB 95 - KanCare Contracts

HB 2240 - Crisis Intervention Act = Emergency Observation and Treatment

HB 2243 - School safety officers, use of restraint

Sub for HB 2178 - Income Tax changes, passed House and Senate

Sub for SB 27 - Rescission Budget/ Sub for HB 2052 - Rescission Budget

Privatization of Osawatomie State Hospital

Testimony on State MH Hospitals

Testimony on KDADS Budget

Testimony on KDHE Budget

Mental Health 2020

Other issues of interest to members

Look up legislation and calendars at www.kslegislature.org

11:00 a.m.  KDADS Update - 

Systems of Care Grant - Charles Bartlett

Agency Update

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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