Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • February 26, 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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February 26, 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.     See minutes

9:45 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors – Next meeting March 25

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

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - 400 people participated in Advocacy Day.  Governor Kelly addressed the crowd during the rally.  Leadership and Collaboration Awards presented to Rep. Will Carpenter and Rep. Susan Ruiz.  Member of the Year presented to Corinna West.  Please provide feedback on evaluation forms or through email.  Print Evaluation form.  Please thank our generous sponsors and exhibitors!

   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

   Peer Certification - working committee - Mary Jones

10:00 a.m.  Special Guest - Andy Brown, KDADS Commissioner - KDADS Update

10:45 a.m.   Lobbyist Report     Amy Campbell

Medicaid Expansion – SB 252 - Senate Public Health and Welfare amended and voted down.  Work suspended until action on constitutional amendment for anti-abortion interests.

Executive Reorganization Order - ERO 44 to merge KDADS, DCF, and Juvenile Corrections is opposed by House Appropriations Committee.

Mental Health Parity HB 2459 - Insurance Subcommittee recommends Task Force - see testimony

Agency Budget Reports - proposal to end OSH moratorium delayed - see Hospitals testimony

- see KDADS budget testimony   - see KDHE budget testimony

KMHC Policy Documents:  2020 Consensus Policy Recommendations

The Need for Expanded Peer Support

Medicaid Expansion

Community Based Mental Health Services - Repair the Safety Net

Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment - The State Hospitals Crisis

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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