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65-3506. Board of adult care home administrators; appointment of members; qualifications; term of office; meetings; final orders; compensation and expenses. (a) There is hereby established the board of adult care home administrators. The board shall be attached to the Kansas department for aging and disability services and shall be within the department as a part thereof. All budgeting, purchasing and related management functions of the board shall be administered under the direction and supervision of the secretary for aging and disability services. The department shall serve as the administrative agency of the board in all respects and shall perform such services and duties as it may be legally called upon to perform. The attorney for the board shall be an assistant attorney general appointed by the attorney general. The office of the attorney general shall serve as the enforcement agency for the board. All vouchers for expenditures and all payrolls of the board shall be approved by the chairperson of the board and by the secretary for aging and disability services.

(b) The board of adult care home administrators shall be composed of seven members appointed by the governor as follows:

(1) Two members shall be representatives of professions and institutions concerned with the care and treatment of chronically ill or infirm elderly patients;

(2) two members shall be consumer representatives who have no current or previous involvement in the financial affairs or as a member of the governing body of any adult care home or any association directly concerned with the regulation or licensure of adult care homes in the state; and

(3) three members shall be licensed in Kansas as licensed adult care home administrators, subject to the following requirements:

(A) (i) One such member shall be a representative of the not-for-profit adult care home industry in Kansas. At least 30 days prior to the expiration of such member's term, Leading Age Kansas, or the successor of such entity, shall submit at least one but not more than three names of persons of recognized ability and qualification to the governor, who may consider such list in making appointments to the board under subsection (b)(3);

(ii) one such member shall be a representative of the for-profit adult care home industry in Kansas. At least 30 days prior to the expiration of such member's term, the Kansas health care association, or the successor of such entity, shall submit at least one but not more than three names of persons of recognized ability and qualification to the governor, who may consider such list in making appointments to the board under subsection (b)(3); and

(iii) one such member shall be a representative of the professional association for the adult care home industry in Kansas. At least 30 days prior to the expiration of such member's term, the Kansas adult care executives association, or the successor of such entity, shall submit at least one but not more than three names of persons of recognized ability and qualification to the governor, who may consider such list in making appointments to the board under subsection (b)(3);

(B) all such members shall have been actively engaged in the administration of adult care homes within the state of Kansas for the three years immediately preceding appointment;

(C) all such members shall be actively engaged in the administration of adult care homes within the state of Kansas; and

(D) no such members shall have had or shall have any published disciplinary action taken by the board of adult care administrators against such members.

(c) No more than three members of the board may be licensed adult care home administrators. Members of the board, other than the licensed adult care home administrators, shall have no direct financial interest in adult care homes. Members of the board shall serve on the board for terms of three years or until otherwise disqualified from serving on the board. On the effective date of this act, the current expiration date of the term of office of each existing board member shall be extended by one year from such expiration date. On and after the effective date of this act, no member shall serve more than two consecutive terms. The provisions of article 35 of chapter 65 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, shall not affect the office of any member of the board of adult care home administrators appointed prior to the effective date of this section. On and after the effective date of this act, as positions become vacant on the board, appointments shall be made in a manner so as to comply with the provisions of this section.

(d) Members of the board of adult care home administrators shall meet at such times as may be appropriate but in no case less than once each four months. The chairperson of the board shall be elected annually from among the members of the board. All final orders shall be in writing and shall be issued in accordance with the Kansas administrative procedure act.

(e) Members of the board who attend meetings of such board, or attend a subcommittee meeting thereof authorized by such board, shall be paid compensation, subsistence allowances, mileage and other expenses as provided in K.S.A. 75-3223, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1975, ch. 328, § 2; L. 1980, ch. 194, § 1; L. 1988, ch. 352, § 2; L. 2001, ch. 197, § 3; L. 2003, ch. 71, § 3; L. 2006, ch. 157, § 1; L. 2012, ch. 113, § 1; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 263; July 1.


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