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75-5923. Toll-free telephone system established, purpose; duties of secretary; display of notice of existence of toll-free telephone system. (a) The secretary for aging and disability services shall establish a telephone system to assist older Kansans, friends and relatives of older Kansans and other persons in obtaining information about and access to services available to both institutionalized and non-institutionalized older Kansans. The telephone system shall be designed to permit any person in the state to place a toll-free call into the system.

(b) The secretary for aging and disability services shall:

(1) Publicize the existence and purpose of the toll-free telephone system established by this section and the telephone number of such system;

(2) develop policies and procedures to document requests for assistance and monitor follow-up on such requests;

(3) develop policies and procedures to maintain confidentiality of requests for assistance;

(4) develop a program to train and coordinate the use of older Kansans within the toll-free telephone system;

(5) provide as part of the toll-free telephone system a call-forward system to assist in providing access to information; and

(6) develop a handbook of information to answer requests and for further referral.

(c) Upon written notification by the secretary for aging and disability services, every adult care home, as defined in subsection (a)(1) of K.S.A. 39-923, and amendments thereto, title XX adult residential home licensed under K.S.A. 75-3307b, and amendments thereto, recuperation center, as defined in subsection (g) of K.S.A. 65-425, and amendments thereto, intermediate care facility, as defined in section 1905(c) of the federal social security act, skilled nursing facility, as defined in section 1861(j) of the federal social security act, and any other institution or facility which is licensed or certified by the state, which offers health, social or dietary care to elderly persons on a regular basis, and which is financed in whole or in part by funds from the federal government, the state of Kansas, or any political subdivision thereof, shall prominently display notice of the existence of the toll-free telephone system established under this section and the telephone number of such system.

History: L. 1980, ch. 259, § 1; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 386; July 1.


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