Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • January 22, 2020
  • 9:30 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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January 22, 2020   Monthly Meeting                         

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

Teleconference access 1-515-606-5183, enter  567518 

Meeting room wi-fi: Guest@ccess


9:30 a.m.  Introductions and sign-in sheet    Mary Jones, President

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Draft minutes.

9:45 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors – Met in December.  Amended meeting schedule and budget.

   Financial Report Amy Campbell        Please log in to the website to pay your dues!

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - Advocacy Day is February 19, 2020 – We need sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers.  All sign-ups are on the website  

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole, Chair

   Big Tent Coalition - Mike Burgess

   KanCare Advocates Network - Sean Gatewood – Olmstead Working Group

   Consumer Programs - Sheri Hall, P3

   Parity Committee - Amy Campbell

10:00 a.m.  Guest Presentation:  Insurance Legislation - The family of Kristi Bennett is honoring her memory by fighting for legislation to end insurance discrimination against behavioral health treatment.  Senate Bill 249 and House Bill 2459 have multiple legislative co-sponsors.

10:30 a.m.   KMHC Consensus Recommendations - 

Assign Peer Certification to working committee

Proposal to amend Crisis Intervention Act - see handout - Sherrie Vaughn / Laura Sidlinger

Working to update issue papers. 

10:50 a.m.  Lobbyist Report     Amy Campbell

Medicaid Expansion – Hearings begin in Senate Public Health and Welfare Thursday and Friday this week

Executive Reorganization Order - Governor proposes ERO to align KDADS, DCF, and Juvenile Corrections

Governor's Proposed Budget - https://budget.kansas.gov/budget-report/

11:00 a.m.  KDADS Update - Scott Brunner, KDADS Commissioner

State Hospital Proposals - ending the moratorium

11:25 a.m.  Announcements

11:30 a.m.  Adjourn

2020 Schedule:

Mental Health Advocacy Day:  February 19, 2020

KMHC Meetings: 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Jan 22, Feb 26, Mar 25, Apr 22, May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26, Sept 23, Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 16 

Board Meetings:  12 noon quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 25, June 24, Sept. 23, Dec. 16)

Advocacy Committee Meetings:   January - March: Friday teleconferences from December through Adv. Day, Meet after Coalition meetings: January 22, February 26, April 22, May 27, August 26, October 28

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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