Policy & Research


Issue Brief: 2017 Kansas Legislative Recap

Key health policy bills

By Carlie J. Houchen, M.P.H., Linda J. Sheppard, J.D. | September 18, 2017

Issue Brief: 2017 Kansas Legislative Recap

READ IT HERE: 2017 Kansas Legislative Recap

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.

Stay tuned! KHI is preparing a 2018 Legislative Preview, which will provide a glimpse into the important health issues legislators may face in January.

The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) delivers objective information, conducts credible research, and supports civil dialogue enabling policy leaders to make informed health policy decisions that enhance their effectiveness as champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.