HOUSE BILL No. 2059*
alcohol syndrome diagnostic and prevention network pilot programs.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the
secretary of health and environment shall establish, to the extent moneys
are appropriated therefor or grants or other funds are received therefor,
a program for the care and treatment of persons suffering from chronic
renal diseases who require lifesaving medications and transportation to
treatment for such renal disease. If the secretary of health and environ-
ment determines that moneys for this program are inadequate to finance
the program based upon estimated costs for the program developed by
the department of health and environment, the secretary of health and
environment shall not establish the program until the secretary deter-
mines that adequate moneys are available to finance the program.
(b) If a program for the care and treatment of persons suffering from
chronic renal diseases is established under subsection (a), the secretary
of health and environment shall appoint support staff, to the extent mon-
eys are appropriated therefor or grants or other funds are received there-
for, as may be necessary to administer the program and shall develop
standards for determining eligibility for care and treatment under this
program. In lieu of administering the program, the secretary of health
and environment may contract with an external organization for admin-
istration of the act.
(c) The secretary of health and environment is hereby given the au-
thority to adopt the necessary rules and regulations to properly administer
and enforce the provisions of this act.
(d) There is hereby created in the state treasury the renal disease
fund. The secretary of health and environment may accept moneys from
any source and such moneys shall be credited to the renal disease fund.
All expenditures from the renal disease fund shall be made in accordance
with appropriation acts upon warrants of the director of accounts and
reports issued pursuant to vouchers approved by the secretary of health
and environment or by a person or persons designated by the secretary.
(e) All expenditures for costs of the program established by this act,
including costs of administration and all services therefor, shall be made
from the renal disease fund.
Sec. 2. (a) Within the limits of the appropriations therefor, the sec-
retary of health and environment may establish not more than five fetal
alcohol syndrome diagnostic and prevention network pilot programs. The
pilot programs shall be established in communities which indicate avail-
ability of local funding, in kind services, or other resources for a fetal
alcohol syndrome diagnostic and prevention pilot program. The pilot pro-
grams shall expire on July 1, 2004.
(b) The department of health and environment shall work with local
health agencies to determine the sites where the pilot programs will be
established and shall establish standards for the development of the pilot
programs and the collection of data by such programs. The secretary of
health and environment may enter into contracts as appropriate for the
purposes of establishing the fetal alcohol syndrome diagnostic and pre-
vention network pilot programs. The secretary of health and environment
may adopt rules and regulations as necessary to administer the provisions
of this section. Any expenditure of money appropriated by the legislature
for this purpose shall be matched by the local communities either by
money or in kind services, in an amount as specified by appropriation act
of the legislature.
(c) On or before the commencement of the legislative session in the
year 2004, the secretary of health and environment shall submit a report
to the governor and the legislature concerning the operation of the pilot
programs under this section. The report shall contain a review and eval-
uation of the pilot programs data relating to fetal alcohol syndrome as
developed by the pilot programs, specific recommendations with regard
to the programs and such other information and recommendations relat-
ing to the programs as the local health department deems appropriate.
(d) The provisions of this section shall expire on July 1, 2004.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.
Approved May 9, 2000.
Date Composed: 09/25/2001 Date Modified: 09/25/2001