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(Nov. 28, 2022) – Today, the Mental Health Beds Committee heard testimony regarding the behavioral health workforce in rural America from The Center for Health and Research Transformation by Nancy Baum, director of health policy; and Jaque King, lead healthcare analyst.
(Nov. 9, 2022) – Yesterday concluded the mid-term elections cycle. In Kansas, all incumbents representing Kansas in Washington, DC, will remain. However, Kansas elections saw mixed results, with Governor Laura Kelly and Lt. Governor David Toland leading in their bid for re-election.
(Nov. 9, 2022) – This article includes the scheduled dates of interim committee meetings.
(Nov. 9, 2022) – Following the mid-term elections, parties at the statehouse will elect new leadership in the Kansas House of Representatives.
(Oct. 27, 2022) – Today, the Special Committee on Mental Health Beds discussed workforce needs.
(Oct. 27, 2022) – This article includes the scheduled dates of interim committee meetings.
(Sept. 30, 2022) – This past Thursday, the special committee on mental health beds met at WSU. KHA members Vallerie Gleason, president and CEO, NMC Health, Newton and Preston Sauers, CEO, Kingman Healthcare Center, Kingman testified before the committee.
(Sept. 30, 2022) – The Robert G. (Bob) Bethell Joint Committee on Home and Community Based Services and KanCare Oversight met on Sept. 26-27. The committee heard from private citizens and advocacy organizations about user experiences and issues needing attention.
(Sept. 30, 2022) – This past Wednesday, the Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disability Waiver Modernization Considerations met to review the waiver process and waitlist.
(Sept. 30, 2022) – This past Thursday, the Special Committee on Workforce Development heard from Legislative Research staff on the current state of workforce and Patrick Baker of the Midwest Region, Western Governors University, on reducing workforce barriers.
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