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76-1951. Institution establishment; operation and control; superintendent; agreement for Winfield state hospital and training center facilities; long-term care annex in Wichita. (a) On and after January 1, 1998, the Kansas commission on veterans affairs office shall operate a Kansas veterans' home to be located on the grounds of Winfield state hospital and training center. The director of the Kansas commission on veterans affairs office and the secretary for aging and disability services shall enter into an agreement concerning property, premises, facilities, installations, equipment and records of Winfield state hospital and training center which will be transferred to the director of the Kansas commission on veterans affairs office for the purpose of establishing and operating the Kansas veterans' home. The agreement shall establish the timing of any such transfers. Any conflict as to the proper disposition of property or records arising under this section shall be determined by the governor, whose decision shall be final.

(b) The director of the Kansas commission on veterans affairs office shall have full control of the Kansas veterans' home, the property, effects, supervision and management of the home.

(c) The director of the Kansas commission on veterans affairs office may enter into an agreement with the United States department of veterans affairs for the use and operation of the nursing care unit of the Wichita veterans administration medical center in Wichita, Kansas, as a long-term care unit of the Kansas veterans' home, which shall be known as the Kansas veterans' home long-term care annex. The Kansas veterans' home long-term care annex shall be operated as a part of the Kansas veterans' home and shall be construed to be part of the Kansas veterans' home for all purposes under statutes governing or referring to the Kansas veterans' home.

(d) A superintendent of the Kansas veterans' home shall be appointed by the director of the Kansas commission on veterans affairs office in accordance with K.S.A. 73-1210a, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1997, ch. 118, § 1; L. 2014, ch. 83, § 51; July 1.


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