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39-1412.Transfer of certain powers, duties and functions of secretary of health and environment to secretary of aging; preservation of certain actions. (a) On July 1, 2003, certain powers, duties and functions of the secretary of health and environment under K.S.A. 39-1401 through 39-1411, and amendments thereto, are hereby transferred from the secretary of health and environment to the secretary of aging, as provided by this act.

(b) No suit, action or other proceeding, judicial or administrative, which pertains to any of the transferred reporting of abuse, neglect or exploitation of adult care home residents, which is lawfully commenced, or could have been commenced, by or against the secretary of health and environment in such secretary's official capacity or in relation to the discharge of such secretary's official duties, shall abate by reason of the transfer of such program. The secretary of aging shall be named or substituted as the defendant in place of the secretary of health and environment in any suit, action or other proceeding involving claims arising from facts or events first occurring either on or before the date the pertinent program is transferred or on any date thereafter.

(c) No suit, action or other proceeding, judicial or administrative, pertaining to the reporting of abuse, neglect or exploitation of adult care home residents which otherwise would have been dismissed or concluded shall continue to exist by reason of any transfer under this act.

(d) Any final appeal decision of the department of health and environment entered pursuant to K.S.A. 39-1401 et seq., and amendments thereto, or the Kansas judicial review act, K.S.A. 77-601 et seq., and amendments thereto, currently pertaining to reporting of abuse, neglect or exploitation of adult care home residents, transferred pursuant to this act shall be binding upon and applicable to the secretary of aging and the department on aging.

History: L. 2003, ch. 149, § 25; L. 2010, ch. 17, § 65; July 1.



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