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Minutes for SB290 - Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance

Short Title

Increasing healthcare stabilization fund minimum professional liability insurance coverage requirements, changing the membership of the board of governors of such fund and adding options and increasing time for service of process thereon.

Minutes Content for Mon, Mar 22, 2021

Chairman Longbine opened the hearing on SB290.  Eileen Ma, Assistant Revisor, Kansas Revisor of Statutes Office (ROS), presented an overview of the bill. (Attachment 1)  She answered a question from Senator Pittman.

Chairperson Longbine asked for oral proponents:

Oral Proponents:

Rachelle Colombo, Executive Director, and Jerry Slaughter, Sr. Executive Advisor, Kansas Medical Society appeared in person. (Attachment 2)  Ms. Colombo and Mr. Slaughter answered questions from Senators Pittman and Fagg.


Chairman Longbine pointed to written-only proponent testimony from:

Travis Oller, D.C., Executive Director, Kansas Chiropractic Association   (Attachment 3)

Tara Mays, Vice President, State Legislative Relations, Kansas Hospital Association   (Attachment 4)

Callie Denton, on behalf of Kansas Trial Lawyers Association   (Attachment 5)


Chairman Longbine pointed to written-only neutral testimony from: 

Clark Shultz, Executive Director, Kansas Health Care Stabilization Fund   (Attachment 6)


There being no questions, and no other proponent, opponent, or neutral testimony was submitted, Chairman Longbine closed the hearing on SB290.