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75-5602.Transfer of powers, duties and functions; preservation of rules and regulations, orders and directives. (a) All of the powers, duties, functions, records, property and personnel of the existing state board of health and the state department of health including the power to expend funds now or hereafter made available in accordance with appropriation acts are hereby transferred to and conferred and imposed upon the secretary of health and environment created by this order, except as is herein otherwise provided.

(b) The secretary of health and environment created by this order shall be the successor in every way to the powers, duties and functions of the state board of health, the state department of health, and the director of health in which the same were vested prior to the effective date of this order, except as herein otherwise provided. Every act performed under the authority of the secretary of health and environment created by this order shall be deemed to have the same force and effect as if performed by the state board of health, the state department of health or the director of health, in which such functions were vested prior to the effective date of this order.

(c) Whenever the state board of health, or the state department of health, or words of like effect, is referred to or designated by the statute, contract or other document, such reference or designation shall be deemed to apply to the secretary of health and environment created by this order.

(d) Whenever the executive secretary of the state board of health or the director of health, or words of like effect, is referred to or designated by a statute, contract or other document, such reference or designation shall be deemed to apply to the secretary of health and environment created by this order.

(e) All rules and regulations and all orders or directives of the state board of health or the director of health in existence on the effective date of this order, shall continue to be effective and shall be deemed to be the rules and regulations and orders or directives of the secretary of health and environment created by this order, until revised, amended, repealed or nullified pursuant to law.

(f) The secretary of health and environment created by this order shall be a continuation of the state board of health provided to be appointed under K.S.A. 74-901 and the director of health established by K.S.A. 74-901b.

History: L. 1974, ch. 351, § 2; July 1.



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