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75-3373. Privatization of Larned state hospital or Osawatomie state hospital prohibited; act of legislature required. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no state agency shall enter into any agreement or take any action to outsource or privatize any operations or facilities of the Larned state hospital, the Osawatomie state hospital or any facility that provides mental health services and that is operated by a state agency without prior specific authorization by an act of the legislature or an appropriation act of the legislature. The restriction imposed by this subsection applies to any action to outsource or privatize all or any part of any operation or facility of the Larned state hospital, the Osawatomie state hospital or any facility that provides mental health services and that is operated by a state agency, including, but not limited to, any action to transfer all or any part of the rated bed capacity at the Larned state hospital or the Osawatomie state hospital, in effect on the effective date of this act, to another facility.

(b) Nothing in this section shall prevent the Kansas department for aging and disability services from renewing, in substantially the same form as an existing agreement, any agreement in existence prior to March 4, 2016, for services at the Larned state hospital or the Osawatomie state hospital.

(c) Nothing in this section shall prevent the Kansas department for aging and disability services from entering into an agreement for services at the Larned state hospital or the Osawatomie state hospital with a different provider if such agreement is substantially similar to an agreement for services in existence prior to March 4, 2016.

History: L. 2016, ch. 105, § 18; L. 2017, ch. 12, § 7; Apr. 6.



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