2017 Kansas Legislative Recap

Key health policy bills

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Sep 18, 2017


Linda J. Sheppard, J.D.,

Carlie J. Houchen, M.P.H.


During the 2017 session—which ended with sine die on June 26 and matched the record-setting, 114-day 2015 session—legislators dealt with many issues, including the budget and school finance, and also addressed health-related bills (more than 80 introduced in the first month of the session). This recap describes the key health bills from the session and how they moved through the legislative process.

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