Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • December 13, 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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December 13, 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.   Read minutes.

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 -

   Big Tent Coalition - Jane Rhys

   Financial Report - Andy Brown

10:00 a.m.  KMHC Consensus Recommendations - Annual process for updates and amendment.  Please draft an issue paper for the topic that you would like to see included for consideration during the Coalition meetings.  Linked here: sample issue paper format.doc

HB 2308 - require suicide evaluation upon admission to certain treatment facilities.   Introduced in 2017 by Representative Mike Houser, R-Columbus.  Read bill.

Breakthrough Issue Paper - updated version

Expand Housing Resources - update KMHC Housing Issue Paper to incorporate a direct request for new housing resources.  Recommend that KDADS issue an RFP for supported housing and initiate an interagency workforce to pursue housing resources.  (Christy McMurphy will assist in updating the current issue paper.)  

KanCare Issues - Review KanCare Advocates Network recommendations.  Read here.

Potential items:  Recreate Health Homes for Medicaid

Medicaid Employment Programs

Incorporate Social Determinants of Health in Performance Measures of KanCare

Independent Ombudsman

Suspension v. Terminations of Benefits for incarcerated individuals

KanCare 2.0 Delay

KanCare must pay for the services needed to fill the gaps in the Continuum

Patient Protections for Step Therapy in Private Insurance  Read draft legislation

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

2017 Mental Health Task Force (created by Legislature)

KanCare Oversight Committee

Foster Care Oversight Committee

11:00 a.m.  KanCare 2.0 Request for Proposals -  KDHE 

KDADS Updates - not confirmed

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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