Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • January 28, 2015
  • 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.

Amended Agenda

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January 28, 2015   Monthly Meeting                               Valeo Behavioral Health Center, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS

(teleconference access 1-877-278-8686, enter  982797 use codes: *7 mute / *9 unmute)   

Meeting room wi-fi: Guest@ccess

9:00 a.m.

Introductions and sign-in sheet            David Wiebe, President

Financial Report           JoLana Pinon, Treasurer

Please renew your membership at KMHC website - the site will generate an invoice to pay by check.  Contact Amy if you have questions.

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read Minutes.

9:15 a.m. Reports

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network -    Sue Lewis - 2015 Issue Paper Drafts   Comments due by February 2 to slewis@mhah.org

Veterans     Adult Inpatient Issues    Criminal Justice

Supported Employment    Peer Support   Housing

Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid Access Coalition – Kansas Hospital Association proposal

Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

Veterans Subcommittee Special Report - Sheli Sweeney  KMHC will dedicate about 20 minutes to a briefing on the GBHSPC Veterans Subcommittee Annual Report.

Mental Health and Aging Coalition – Update from Eric Harkness 

Will interrupt reports for:

10:00 a.m.  Guest Topic: Access to Mental Health Medications Issue: KDHE asks Legislature to repeal MH Medications statutory exemption from PDL / Management in Medicaid  - Kari Bruffett, KDADS Secretary


KDADS Update - Proposed Agency Budget - Carla Drescher, KDADS Behavioral Health Director


Resume reports.


11:00 a.m. Consideration of RevUp Coalition - 

- RevUp Mission       - Report on State Budget by KCEG


10:05 a.m. Lobbyist Report - 

- The 2015 Kansas Legislature

- KDADS Legislation - HB 2042 - add tribal representation to the Governor's Behavioral Health Services Planning Council

HB 2043 - technical amendment to clarify KDADS authority to conduct background checks on employees of hospitals and institutions

- State Budget Issues - State General Fund forecasts and Governor's Allocations


11:25 a.m. Announcements

11:30 a.m. Adjourn

2015 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 Meetings: 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, LobbyistP.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

                                                            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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