Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • March 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.


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March 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  

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

   Big Tent Coalition - Jane Rhys and Mike Burgess

   KanCare Advocates Network - see KanCare 2.0 handout    KDHE mtg schedule

   Financial Report - Meghan Cizek, Treasurer Report

10:00 a.m.  Lobbyist Report - Kansas Legislature

  • 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 
  • SB 438 - removes prior authorization requirements for behavioral health medications prescribed within the scope of public mental health system facilities.  Link to testimony.
  • HB 2308 - suicide evaluation upon admission to certain treatment facilities.  House amendment relates to repeated judicial orders to hold individuals awaiting hospital admission.
  • 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 
  • HB 2663- Enacting the KanCare/Medicaid ombudsman act. 
  • HB 2674 – Telemedicine, as amended, would establish the Kansas Telemedicine Act 
  • HB 2688 - Establishing the behavioral health task force to study the behavioral health system in the state of Kansas.  Link to testimony.
  • HB 2704 - Seniors and Antipsychotics, Requiring written informed consent before administering an antipsychotic medication to an adult care home resident.  
  • HB 2745 - Establishing a task force that would draft a transition bill of rights to educate parents and students regarding their rights and resources related to transition services for students receiving special education
  • HB 2787 - Creating juvenile crisis centers.
  • KanCare Delay Legislation:  Senate Bill 300 and House Bill would delay KanCare 2.0 - and have significant implications for the current bidding process for the next three years contract with MCOs.
  • IMD Exclusion - Federal Waiver to allow Medicaid reimbursement for inpatient care at free standing behavioral health facilities.
  • House and Senate Budget Outlines and behavioral health subjects/provisos  Senate Budget Doc
  • State Hospitals
  • KU Hospital new facility
  • Kansas Hospital Association Behavioral Health Task Force - recommendations
  • Click here to see Childrens Continuum of Care Report
  • More...

11:00 a.m.  KDADS Report - Opioid Grants

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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