TOPEKA — Republican and Democratic legislative leaders, in partnership with Gov. Laura Kelly, unanimously approved a $15 million allocation for a plan for a mental hospital with at least 50 beds likely to be located in Sedgwick County. did.
The Kansas Department of Aged and Disabled Services has asked the State Finance Commission to fund the development of the state’s third severely mentally ill hospital. State hospitals in Larned, West Kansas, and Osawatomie, East Kansas, have been overwhelmed with demand for services.