Mental health agency asks for more county dollars

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Representatives from the Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center asked for a three percent increase in appropriations from the county mill levy during the regular Bourbon County Commission meeting on Friday, citing major changes in the mental health care system in Kansas.

SEK Mental Health Executive Director Robert Chase, Chief Financial Officer Alan Houser, Case Manager John Dewitt and CSS Director Karen Owen were on hand to speak to commissioners about the challenges the state's transition from Medicaid to KanCare has presented and asked for $77,250 from the county for the upcoming year, up from $75,000 for this year.

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