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65-1,159. Development and submission of proposal; components. (a) On or before January 1, 1993, the secretary of health and environment, in cooperation with the secretary for aging and disability services, the commissioner of education and the commissioner of insurance, shall develop and submit to the governor, the joint committee on health care decisions for the 1990s and the Kansas commission on the future of health care, inc., a proposal for consolidating all existing health programs required by law for pregnant women and children into one comprehensive plan to be implemented by one or several agencies through interagency contracts, contracts with private agencies or by providing direct services. Such proposal shall:

(1) Include a time schedule for phasing in implementation of the comprehensive plan;

(2) provide cost estimates for the plan;

(3) identify federal waivers necessary to implement the plan;

(4) identify sources of funding for the plan; and

(5) examine innovative programs.

(b) The comprehensive plan developed pursuant to subsection (a) shall, at a minimum, provide for the following statewide:

(1) Comprehensive prenatal services for all pregnant women who qualify for existing programs through the Kansas department for aging and disability services or the department of health and environment or other government-funded programs;

(2) comprehensive medical care for all children under 18 years of age;

(3) preventative and restorative dental care for all children under 18 years of age of each family qualifying under the plan;

(4) periodic sight and hearing tests for all children under 18 years of age and such eyeglasses and hearing aids as such children are found to need;

(5) a case management system under which each family with a child under the plan is assigned a case manager and under which every reasonable effort is made to assure continuity of case management and access to other appropriate social services; and

(6) services regardless of, and fees for services based on, clients' ability to pay.

History: L. 1992, ch. 294, § 1; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 243; July 1.


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