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36-518. Inspections of lodging establishments; compliance; rules and regulations. (a) Except as provided in subsections (e) and (f) of K.S.A. 36-502, and amendments thereto, the secretary shall inspect or cause to be inspected every lodging establishment in this state. Any lodging establishment in this state shall be inspected upon receipt of a complaint indicating that such lodging establishment does not comply with the applicable standards promulgated in the lodging inspection act or rules and regulations adopted thereunder. The secretary or the secretary's lawful agent shall have the right of entry and access thereto, at any reasonable time.

(b) Whenever, upon inspection, it is determined that any lodging establishment does not comply with the applicable standards promulgated in the lodging inspection act or rules and regulations adopted thereunder, the secretary shall give written or electronic notice to the owner, proprietor, licensee or agent in charge of such establishment of the changes or alterations necessary to comply with such standards. Such notice shall:

(1) Order the establishment to comply with the applicable standards within a period of time specified in the notice, which shall be not less than 10 days, except that a shorter period of time may be provided in the notice whenever the secretary believes it essential to protect the public health and safety; and

(2) state that the license for such establishment, if applicable, shall be subject to suspension or revocation for failure to comply with the applicable standards within the time specified.

(c) The licensee or operator of any establishment given notice pursuant to this section may apply to the secretary for an extension of the time specified in the notice. The secretary shall review such application and may grant or deny such application or modify the provisions of the notice with respect to the time for compliance with any of the particulars stated in the notice.

(d) Upon reinspection of any lodging establishment given notice pursuant to this section, if it is determined that such establishment does not comply with the applicable standards promulgated in the lodging inspection act and rules and regulations adopted thereunder, the secretary, after providing notice and an opportunity for a hearing in accordance with the provisions of the Kansas administrative procedure act, may suspend or revoke the license issued for such establishment.

(e) The secretary is authorized to receive lodging inspection reports from qualified individuals, private entities or public entities to determine compliance with lodging standards promulgated pursuant to the lodging inspection act, and amendments thereto. The secretary is authorized to promulgate such rules and regulations as are necessary to receive such inspection reports.

History: L. 2009, ch. 59, § 1; L. 2011, ch. 73, § 3; L. 2012, ch. 145, § 12; July 1.


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