Board of County Commissioners Monthly Recap: Jan. 2023

Here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in January 2023. More information, including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at

Law enforcement services for De Soto and Edgerton

Authorized agreements between Johnson County and the cities of De Soto and Edgerton for the provision of law enforcement services in 2023 by the Sheriff’s Office. Agreements were with the City of De Soto for the total amount of $591,381 and with the City of Edgerton for the total amount of $485,326. Vote: Passed 7-0 each in separate votes

Opioid antagonist protocol agreement with USD 231

Approved of an agreement between Johnson County and Unified School District No. 231, allowing Ryan Jacobsen, MD ("Emergency Medical Director”), to assist USD 231 by reviewing and signing the school district’s opioid antagonist protocol and training the proper personnel in administration of opioid antagonists. Also authorized the director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment to enter into any similar opioid antagonist agreements with the governing bodies of any public or private school districts or units of local governments. Vote: Passed 7-0.

Acceptance of Kansas 988 Operational grant

Authorized the Johnson County Mental Health Center to accept the Kansas 988 Operational grant from the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services in the amount of $1,200,000 to provide 24-hour coverage for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. Vote: Passed 7-0.

Assessment Services Agreement with Olathe Medical Center

Authorized the Mental Health Department staff to sign an Assessment Services Agreement with the Olathe Medical Center and add 1.0 FTE clinician position to provide level of care assessment services that will be funded by Olathe Medical Center in the amount of $125,000 and authorized the reallocation and expenditure of Mental Health fund balance (reserves) for FY 2023 in the amount of $125,000. Vote: Passed 6-0-1 (Chairman Kelly recused)

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