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75-5903. Department for aging and disability services established; secretary for aging and disability services; appointment and confirmation; department to receive and disburse federal older Americans act moneys; application of K-GOAL. (a) There is hereby created the Kansas department for aging and disability services. The Kansas department for aging and disability services shall be administered under the direction and supervision of the secretary for aging and disability services. The secretary shall be appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the senate as provided in K.S.A. 75-4315b, and amendments thereto, and shall serve at the pleasure of the governor. Except as provided by K.S.A. 46-2601, and amendments thereto, no person appointed as secretary shall exercise any power, duty or function as secretary until confirmed by the senate. In appointing the secretary, the governor shall consider, but is not limited to, persons suggested by the council and persons with responsible administrative experience in the field of gerontology. The secretary shall be in the unclassified service under the Kansas civil service act and shall receive an annual salary fixed by the governor.

The Kansas department for aging and disability services shall be the single state agency for receiving and disbursing federal funds made available under the federal older Americans act (public law 89-73), and amendments thereto, or other federal programs for the aging.

(b) The provisions of the Kansas governmental operations accountability law apply to the Kansas department for aging and disability services, and the department is subject to audit, review and evaluation under such law.

History: L. 1977, ch. 288, § 3; L. 1981, ch. 299, § 40; L. 1982, ch. 347, § 76; L. 1992, ch. 116, § 53; L. 2001, ch. 86, § 16; L. 2008, ch. 121, § 32; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 382; July 1.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Long-term care ombudsman; access to records and documents. 94-87.

Qualifications of individuals designated to represent state long-term care ombudsman. 95-108.

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