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65-5a08. Secretary of health and environment; powers and duties. The secretary of health and environment is hereby authorized to:

(a) Designate, at the secretary's discretion, hospitals and other medical facilities in which the various types of medical and surgical services and procedures contemplated by this act for children with special health care needs may be provided;

(b) determine the eligibility of children to receive services, prosthetic devices, equipment and supplies under the provisions of this act and to pay all or any portion of the cost thereof;

(c) approve or disapprove charges for authorized procedures, treatments, operations and hospital and laboratory services;

(d) approve or disapprove charges for authorized prosthetic devices, equipment, chairs and appliances;

(e) approve or disapprove all services and prosthetic devices, equipment, appliances and supplies to be provided children under the provisions of this act and the persons, organizations and corporations supplying or selling the same;

(f) subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 75-5644, and amendments thereto, receive and expend moneys appropriated or granted by the state or federal government or private persons or organizations for purposes authorized under the provisions of this act;

(g) provide or approve the necessary blanks or forms for use in the administration of this act;

(h) adopt rules and regulations necessary for the administration and enforcement of this act; and

(i) maintain surveillance and supervision over the services provided children with special health care needs under the services for children with special health care needs to assure high quality of service and to cause a record to be kept showing the condition and improvement of the children.

History: L. 1931, ch. 283, § 3; L. 1971, ch. 251, § 1; L. 1977, ch. 214, § 3; L. 1978, ch. 238, § 3; L. 1984, ch. 226, § 3; L. 1988, ch. 241, § 3; July 1.

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