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Minutes for HB2149 - Committee on Health and Human Services

Short Title

Creating the social work examining committee.

Minutes Content for Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Norm Furse, Revisor Emeritus, Office of the Revisor of Statutes, provided the bill brief which explained the contents of HB2149.

The following proponents, opponents appeared before the committee or submitted written testimony to the committee.


Sky Westerlund, National Association of Social Workers, The Kansas Chapter (Attachment 1);

Gallal Obeid, Masters, Social Work Student, University of Kansas (Attachment 2);

Written proponents:

Eric Allen Sader, Licensed Master Social Worker, Professor, Johnson County Community College (Attachment 3);

Patricia Bartell, Former Member, Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (Attachment 4);

Betsy Cauble, Licensed Social Worker, National Association of Social Workers (Attachment 5).


Max Foster, Executive Director, Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (Attachment 6);

Marcia Simoneau, Social Work Board Member, Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (Attachment 7);

Martin Ahrens, Kansas Citizen (Attachment 8).

Written opponents:

Stuart Little, Association Manager, Kansas Association of Addiction Professionals (Attachment 9),

Neutral: None

After a period of time allotted for questions, and all questions were answered, the Chairperson closed the hearing on HB2149.