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75-5940. Reports by secretaries for aging and disability services and for children and families to the legislature; activities under CARE program and other services provided for older Kansans including long-term care; contents of reports; copies of reports to oversight committee. (a) The secretary for aging and disability services shall develop and submit to the legislature at the beginning of each regular session a report on the activities under the client assessment, referral and evaluation (CARE) program under K.S.A. 39-968, and amendments thereto, in-home and other services provided by the Kansas department for aging and disability services for older Kansans, and on all activities of the Kansas department for aging and disability services and for the programs and activities under the provisions of this act. The report shall contain detailed information regarding:

(1) The amounts of money allocated, anticipated to be expended, and expended to date for the current fiscal year for the home and community-based services program, assisted living services, institutional-based services program and each other program providing long-term services and the numbers of persons receiving services under each such program;

(2) the categories of and the actual amounts of expenditures for the costs of transferring the long-term care programs from the Kansas department for children and families to the Kansas department for aging and disability services, including identification of any reallocation of funds to finance the costs of such transfer;

(3) the activities of and resources dedicated to the client assessment, referral and evaluation (CARE) program during the transition period for the transfer of long-term care programs from the Kansas department for children and families to the Kansas department for aging and disability services under this act, including the persons served and the anticipated growth in the need for such services;

(4) the criteria adopted to evaluate the performance of the area agencies on aging and other providers of services under the client assessment, referral and evaluation (CARE) program and the long-term care services transferred from the Kansas department for children and families to the Kansas department for aging and disability services under this act and a review of the performance of the area agencies on aging and other providers of services under such criteria to date;

(5) the programs and procedures adopted to provide active advocacy for older Kansans and the activities thereunder, including expenditures therefor and the number of persons served thereby; and

(6) the programs and procedures adopted to provide incentives to control costs under each of the programs providing long-term care services.

(b) The secretary for aging and disability services shall prepare and submit interim reports of the matters to be contained in the report under subsection (a) to the oversight committee created by K.S.A. 46-2701, and amendments thereto, at the request of the oversight committee, and also shall submit a copy of the final report to the legislature under subsection (a) to the oversight committee.

History: L. 1996, ch. 271, § 21; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 390; July 1.


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