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65-5104.Issuance of license; grounds for suspension or revocation; annual report and annual fee; posting; not transferable or assignable; temporary operating permit; statistical reports; reciprocal agreements with bordering states. (a) The secretary shall review the applications and shall issue a license to applicants who have complied with the requirements of this act and have received approval of the secretary after a survey inspection.

(b) A license shall remain in effect unless suspended or revoked, when the following conditions have been met:

(1) An annual report is filed upon such uniform dates and containing such information in such form as the secretary prescribes and is accompanied by the payment of an annual fee;

(2) the home health agency is in compliance with the requirements established under the provisions of this act as evidenced by an on-site survey conducted at least once every 36 months subsequent to any previous survey inspection; and

(3) the annual report is accompanied by a statement of any changes in the information previously filed with the secretary under K.S.A. 65-5103, and amendments thereto.

(c) If the annual report is not filed and the annual fee is not paid, such license is automatically canceled. The annual fee shall be fixed by rules and regulations of the secretary. The license fee for renewal of a license in effect immediately prior to the effective date of this act shall constitute the annual fee until an annual fee is established by the secretary under this subsection.

(d) Each license shall be issued only for the home health agency listed in the application and annual report. Licenses shall be posted in a conspicuous place in the main offices of the licensed home health agency.

(e) A license shall not be transferable or assignable. When a home health agency is sold or ownership or management is transferred, or the corporate legal organization status is substantially changed, the license of the agency shall be voided and a new license obtained. Application for a new license shall be made to the secretary in writing, at least 90 days prior to the effective date of the sale, transfer or change in corporate status. The application for a new license shall be on the same form, containing the same information required for an original license, and shall be accompanied by the license fee. The secretary may issue a temporary operating permit for the continuation of the operation of the home health agency for a period of not more than 90 days pending the survey inspection and the final disposition of the application. The secretary shall require all licensed home health agencies to submit statistical reports. The content, format and frequency of such reports shall be determined by the secretary.

(f) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the secretary may enter into reciprocal agreements with states bordering Kansas whereby licenses may be granted, without an on-site survey and upon the filing of the prescribed application and payment of the prescribed fee, to home health agencies duly licensed in a bordering state, so long as the secretary finds that the requirements for licensure of the state from which the applicant applies are substantially the same as those in Kansas and the applicant is recommended favorably in writing by the licensing agency of the bordering state in which the applicant is licensed. If a bordering state does not license home health agencies or does not have licensing requirements substantially the same as those in Kansas, home health agencies located in that state which do business in Kansas shall meet all requirements of this act and shall operate in Kansas from offices located in Kansas.

History: L. 1984, ch. 335, § 4; L. 1985, ch. 222, § 2; L. 1992, ch. 71, § 2; L. 2005, ch. 11, § 1; July 1.

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