Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • February 27, 2019
  • 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 27, 2019   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    Eric Harkness, President

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read minutes.

9:15 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors – Next meeting is March.

   Financial Report - if available

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network Heather Elliott - Advocacy Day is March 14!  Committee meets following the Coalition today.

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – reports by members

   Big Tent Coalition - Jane Rhys and Mike Burgess

   KanCare Advocates Network - Sean Gatewood

   Consumer Programs - Corinna West

10:00 a.m. Guest Topic: Legislation proposal to authorize licensed pharmacist to administer a drug by injection pursuant to a prescription order, unless the prescription specifically prohibits such administration - Aaron Dunkel, Kansas Pharmacists Association 

10:15 a.m.  Guest Topic: Supported Decision Making HB 2034 - Jeff Schroeder, Kansas Commission for Developmental Disabilities (Hearing Jan. 24 9 a.m. House Federal and State Affairs Committee)  Links to Talking Points  One Pager  HB 2034

10:30 a.m.  Consensus Development and Issue Papers - 

  • Substance Use Disorders Treatment - needs action for approval.  Link here.
  • Review current papers.  Link here.

10:45 a.m.  Lobbyist Report - Amy Campbell is presenting the Mental Health Task Force Report to the Senate Ways and Means Committee today.  Please review the items below.

- 2019 Mental Health Task Force Report - released January 14 2019

Link to the Report       Link to Report Overview  Link to KHI Process Overview

- Governor Kelly Budget Report and Budget Director's Overview


- Step Therapy Legislation - Step Therapy Statement link - SB 93 had a hearing Feb. 25.

11:00 a.m.  KDADS Update - Andy Brown, Commissioner of Behavioral Health, KDADS

The agency is now being led by Interim Secretary Laura Howard, also overseeing DCF.  New leadership includes Janis DeBoer, Deputy Secretary; and Connie Hubbell, Legislative Policy Director.

11:25 a.m.  Announcements

11:30 a.m.  Adjourn

2019 Schedule:

Mental Health Advocacy Day:  March 14, 2019

2019 KMHC Meetings: 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m.  Jan 23, Feb. 27, Mar. 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, Aug 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov 27, Dec. 11 or 18  

Board Meetings:  12 noon quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 27, June 26, Sept. 25, Dec. 11 or 18)

Advocacy Committee Meetings:   January - March: Friday teleconferences, Meet after Coalition meetings: January 23, February 27, April 24,  May 22, August 28, October 23

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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