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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 shall operate a Kansas veterans' home to be located on the grounds of Winfield state hospital and training center. The commission on veterans affairs and the secretary of social and rehabilitation 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 Kansas commission on veterans affairs 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 Kansas commission on veterans affairs shall have full control of the Kansas veterans' home, the property, effects, supervision and management of the home.

(c) The Kansas commission on veterans affairs 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 Kansas commission on veterans affairs, and shall serve at the pleasure of the commission. The superintendent shall be in the unclassified service under the Kansas civil service act and shall receive an annual salary fixed by the Kansas commission on veterans affairs, with the approval of the governor. The superintendent of the Kansas veterans' home shall perform such duties and exercise such powers as the commission may prescribe, and such duties and powers as are prescribed by law.

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



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