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39-2003. Secretary for aging and disability services; powers, duties and functions. (a) In addition to the authority, powers and duties otherwise provided by law, the secretary shall have the following authority, powers and duties to:

(1) Enforce the laws relating to the hospitalization of mentally ill individuals of this state in a psychiatric hospital and the diagnosis, care, training or treatment of individuals receiving services through community mental health centers, crisis intervention centers, psychiatric residential treatment facilities for individuals with mental illness, residential care facilities or other facilities and services for individuals with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities or other disabilities.

(2) Inspect, license, certify or accredit centers, facilities, hospitals and providers for individuals with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities or other disabilities pursuant to federal legislation, and to deny, suspend or revoke a license granted for causes shown.

(3) Set standards for centers, facilities, hospitals and providers for individuals with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities or other disabilities pursuant to federal legislation.

(4) Set standards for, inspect and license all providers and facilities for individuals with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities or other disabilities receiving assistance through the Kansas department for aging and disability services which receive or have received after June 30, 1967, any state or federal funds, or facilities where individuals with mental illness, intellectual disabilities or developmental disabilities reside who require supervision or require limited assistance with the taking of medication. The secretary may adopt rules and regulations that allow the facility to assist an individual with the taking of medication when the medication is in a labeled container dispensed by a pharmacist.

(5) Enter into contracts necessary or incidental to the performance of the secretary's duties and the execution of the secretary's powers.

(6) Solicit and accept for use any gift of money or property, real or personal, made by will or otherwise, and any grant of money, services or property from the federal government, the state or any political subdivision thereof or any private source and do all things necessary to cooperate with the federal government or any of its agencies in making an application for any grant.

(7) Administer or supervise the administration of the provisions relating to individuals with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities or other disabilities pursuant to federal legislation and regulations.

(8) Coordinate activities and cooperate with treatment providers or other facilities for those with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities or other disabilities pursuant to federal legislation and regulations in this and other states for the treatment of such individuals and for the common advancement of these programs and facilities.

(9) Keep records, gather relevant statistics, and make and disseminate analyses of the same.

(10) Do other acts and things necessary to execute the authority expressly granted to the secretary.

(b) Notwithstanding the existence or pursuit of any other remedy, the secretary for aging and disability services, as the licensing agency, in the manner provided by the Kansas judicial review act, may maintain an action in the name of the state of Kansas for an injunction against any person or facility to restrain or prevent the operation of a residential care facility, crisis residential care facility, private or public psychiatric hospital, psychiatric residential treatment facility, provider of services, community mental health center, crisis intervention center or any other facility providing services to individuals without a license.

(c) Reports and information shall be furnished to the secretary by the superintendents, executive or other administrative officers of all psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, crisis intervention centers or facilities serving individuals with intellectual disabilities or developmental disabilities and facilities serving other disabilities receiving assistance through the Kansas department for aging and disability services.

History: L. 2016, ch. 105, § 3; L. 2017, ch. 77, § 17; July 1.



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