Annual Legislative Day



KSHA members are invited to attend our annual Legislative Day in Topeka. At this event, KSHA members earn free CEUs by attending sessions about current legislative priorities and learn about ways to become involved in the legislative process. Legislative Day also provides an opportunity for members to meet with their legislators and begin to form relationships with those who represent our members at the State level.

 

Save the Date! KSHA's Annual Legislative Day will be Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

Prior to attending Legislative Day, it is strongly suggested that you contact your legislator and request an individual meeting if you are going to be in Topeka. If not, please consider following up with a phone call, e-mail or a visit at the local level when they are in your district.

This is an exciting opportunity for KSHA members to communicate with legislators on issues of importance to our profession and to the patients and clients that we serve. Typically the format is the following:

  • Meet for breakfast and to get materials relevant to the day’s activities: times of pertinent legislative sessions of interest, strategies to interact with legislators, talking points when engaging with legislators; Typically there are remarks from our Capitol Strategies lobbyist regarding issues of interest and/or a legislator may be invited to discuss current issues before the legislature
  • Lunch (likely in the capitol and invitees include legislators; often legislators will make short remarks and answer questions from members)
  • Meetings with individual legislators and/or attending House and/or Senate sessions; there may be presentations by individual legislators to the group depending on what issues are  being covered
  • Summary of the day: We gather as a group and discuss what observations and information that were obtained by the group; we then discuss “What is next?”


    Directions to the Capitol & Parking Information