Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2001 ch. 169
Other Identifying Information:2001 House Bill 2059*
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act relating to health care; establishing a state renal disease fund establishing fetal alcohol syndrome diagnostic and prevention network pilot programs.
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CHAPTER 169

HOUSE BILL No. 2059*


An Act relating to health care; establishing a state renal disease fund establishing fetal

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.


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Date Composed: 09/25/2001 Date Modified: 09/25/2001