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48-16a10.Same; reports on testing, analysis and mitigation; confidentiality; research studies; radon measurement or testing contracts, requirements. (a) Except as provided by subsections (d), (e) and (g), any person who tests for radon in this state, analyzes radon testing devices used in this state or performs radon mitigation in this state shall make a report of such testing, analysis or mitigation to the secretary. Such report shall be made within 90 days of performance of such testing, analysis or mitigation and shall include the address where the services were provided, location within the building, approximate age of the building, the date on which the service was provided, the type of equipment or test kit used for radon measurements, specific information regarding pre-mitigation or post-mitigation for radon measurements, and the results of any tests, analysis or mitigation.

(b) All information obtained pursuant to this section shall be confidential and shall not be subject to disclosure under the open records act.

(c) The secretary may conduct research studies utilizing the data required to be reported by subsection (a). No report or publication shall include names or addresses of individuals.

(d) The provisions of this section shall not apply to a person performing tests or mitigation on a building owned by such person or where such person resides.

(e) Radon measurement businesses certified under this act shall not be required to submit the results of a radon test to the Kansas department of health and environment unless the customer or client consents to the release of this information in the contract to perform the radon test under subsection (f).

(f) Each contract between a certified radon measurement business and a client to perform a radon test shall include the following language: "It is standard procedure to provide the radon measurement information to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. This data is required by law to be kept confidential and is used to conduct studies on radon and lung cancer incidence in Kansas. No report or publication will include names or addresses of individuals associated with the radon tests. If you (the client) agree that the radon testing information be disclosed to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, you should initial here ______."

(g) If no contract is entered into by a certified radon measurement business and a client, the results of the radon testing shall be reported to the department in accordance with subsection (a).

History: L. 2010, ch. 94, § 10; July 1.



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