Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • February 28, 2018
  • 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.

Agenda  (Updated)

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February 28, 2018   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 March KMHC meeting.

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network  Heather Elliott  

Register for Mental Health Advocacy Day at the website today!  Volunteers welcome.

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – 

    Mental Health Medication Advisory Committee – February 13, 2018 

   Big Tent Coalition - Mike Burgess

   KanCare Advocates Network - 

   Financial Report and 2018 Budget - Treasurer - Dues are Due!  Please log in to the website to get an invoice or request from Amy Campbell

10:00 a.m.  Coalition Policy Paper Review - Health Equity  Link to Draft  Corinna West

10:15 a.m.  Issue Papers - Step Therapy, Inpatient Crisis, Medicaid Expansion, Peer Support Programs, Clubhouse Program, Supportive Housing, Medicaid Medication Management, Behavioral Health Continuum of Care, Mental Health Task Force Overview  Link to drafts webpage.

10:30 a.m.  Lobbyist Report - Kansas Legislature

List of Legislation    Linked document

SB 38 - Medicaid Expansion - Link to testimony

SB 195 - Suspension of Medicaid Benefits for Incarcerated Individuals   Link to testimony   

SB 304 - Step Therapy parameters for private insurance coverage  Link to testimony

SB 316 - Improve Medicaid tobacco cessation services  Link to testimony

SB 333 - Rescinding portions of Jason Flatt Suicide Prevention Act  Link to testimony

HB 2517 - Lottery Vending Machines to fund mental health and crisis services  Link to testimony

HB 2549 - State Hospital Catchment Areas Removed, amendments to competency statutes  Link to testimony

KanCare Delay Legislation:  Senate Bill 300 and House Bill would delay KanCare 2.0 - have significant implications for the current bidding process for the next three years contract with MCOs.

Budget Hearings - HSSBC Hearing on KDHE Budget will occur in the next week or so.  KDADS and State Mental Health Hospitals hearings have already been heard by House and Senate.

KDADS Budget Testimony      State Hospitals Budget Testimony

11:00 a.m.  KDADS Report

11:25 a.m.  Announcements

11:30 a.m.  Adjourn


2018 Schedule:

Mental Health Advocacy Day:  March 13, 2018

2018 KMHC Meetings: 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m.  Jan 24, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, Aug 22, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov TBA, Dec. TBA  

Board Meetings:  12 noon quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 28, June 27, Sept. 26, Dec. TBA)

Advocacy Committee Meetings:   January - March: Friday teleconferences, Meet after Coalition meetings: January 24, February 28, April 25,  May 23, August 22, October 24


For more information, contact: Kansas Mental Health Coalition

c/o Amy A. Campbell, Lobbyist, P.O. Box 4103, Topeka, KS 66604

785-969-1617    campbell525@sbcglobal.net

(c) Kansas Mental Health Coalition, P.O. Box 4744, Topeka, KS  66604  785-969-1617

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