Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • September 27, 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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September 27, 2017   Monthly Meeting                         

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

Teleconference access 1-515-739-1285, enter  567518 

Meeting room wi-fi: Guest@ccess

Introductions and sign-in sheet           Susan Lewis, President

Minutes of the previous meeting.   

9:15 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors - meet after the Coalition.

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - Heather Elliott 

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

    Mental Health Medication Advisory Committee - meets Nov 14.  DUR meeting on July 26 approved proposed rules for children's medications - watch for implementation.  Step therapy for ADHD medications may or may not be amended.

   Big Tent Coalition - Jane Rhys

   Financial Report - Andy Brown

10:00 a.m.  Thinking Skills for Work: Career Success Program - Mary Jones, MHA of South Central Kansas - Program funded through a grant by the Kessler Foundation

10:20 a.m.  Coalition Consensus Issues under consideration - Members identify issues for consideration and review or assign proposal drafts.

Federal ACA Repeal and Reform Efforts

Federal Mental Health Block Grant Cuts

HR 2792 - Congress - prohibits benefits to individual who is the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant for: (1) committing, or attempting to commit, a felony; or (2) violating a condition of parole or probation.

Creation of a 1915(i) Waiver for Individuals with a Mental Health or Substance Use Disorder   Read the HHS document here.

Privatization of Osawatomie State Hospital

Health Equity

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

2017 Mental Health Task Force (created by Legislature)

Children's Continuum of Care Committee

KanCare Oversight Committee

Foster Care Oversight Committee


11:00 a.m.  KDADS Programs and Update -  Sheli Sweeney

11:30 a.m. Adjourn

·         2017 KMHC Meetings: 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m.  Jan 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov 15, Dec. 13  

·         Board Meetings:  12 noon quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 22, June 28, Sept. 27, Dec. 13)

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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