August 17, 2017
President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders came up short in their initial efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says they’re still working to engineer its failure.
August 16, 2017
Kansas officials have cleared an initial hurdle in their effort to regain federal certification for Osawatomie State Hospital. Problems that federal inspectors cited in May have been fixed, making the state’s largest mental health hospital eligible for a full recertification inspection, according to the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.
The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) has adopted a policy statement that all behavioral health settings must be tobacco free. Read the policy statement for more information on how this will play out nationally.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today the appointment of national experts to guide a new initiative to better serve Americans with serious mental illness.
August 14, 2017
One way or another, Tim Keck wants to replace the state’s aging Osawatomie State Hospital with a new mental health treatment facility. Though he is meeting with some resistance, the secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services is pushing lawmakers to consider privatizing the state-run psychiatric hospital, which in recent years has more »
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