Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • December 17, 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 11:29 AM
  • Valeo Behavioral Health Center, 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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December 17, 2014   Monthly Meeting                               Valeo Behavioral Health Center, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS

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Meeting room wi-fi: Guest@ccess

9:00 a.m.

Introductions and sign-in sheet            David Wiebe, President

Financial Report           JoLana Pinon, Treasurer

Minutes of the previous meeting.  Read here.

9:15 a.m. Reports

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network -    Rick Cagan / Sue Lewis

Hospital and Home – David Wiebe and Amy Campbell

Medicaid Access Coalition – Amy Campbell

9:30 a.m.  Hot Topic: State Hospitals - Bill Rein and Gina Meier- Hummel

- Changes at the State Hospitals since the consultants' reports

- Agency actions to seek out community resources to improve discharge plans

KDADS Update - Carla Drescher, KDADS Behavioral Health Director


10:20 a.m. Continued Reports

Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

GBHSPC Subcommittees

    Mental Health and Aging Coalition – Eric Harkness

    Children’s Issues – Opportunity to comment on HCBS/SED Waiver amendments - comments due by December 20.

10:40 a.m. Lobbyist Report - KanCare Oversight

- KanCare Oversight Committee - Access to Mental Health Medications Issue: Recommendation to repeal statutory exemption from PDL / Management in Medicaid

- Legislative Budget Committee - Handout - State General Fund forecasts and Governor's Allocations

- NFMH Meeting

 

Discussion of Consensus Recommendations is for members only.     

11:00 a.m. Proposed language for Consensus Recommendations - Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment - See handout.


11:25 a.m. Announcements:

11:30 a.m. Adjourn

2014 KMHC Meetings: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Jan 28, Feb. 25, Mar. 25, April 22, May 27, June 24, July 22, Aug 26, Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Nov 18, Dec. 16     Board: 12 noon quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 25, July 22, Sept 23, Dec 16)

For more information, contact: Kansas Mental Health Coalition

c/o Amy A. Campbell, Lobbyist

P.O. Box 4103, Topeka, KS 66604

785-969-1617, fax: 785-234-9718, campbell525@sbcglobal.net

David Wiebe, President

5608 Cherokee Circle, Fairway, KS 66205

http://kansasmentalhealthcoalition.onefireplace.com                         913-645-6175; dwiebe@kc.rr.com


(c) Kansas Mental Health Coalition, P.O. Box 4103, Topeka, KS  66604-0103         785-969-1617

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