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June 16, 2020 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Health at the Capitol: Special Edition - Summary of HB2016 (June 2020)

On Thursday, June 4, the Kansas Legislature passed Special Session House Bill (HB) 2016, entitled An Act concerning governmental response to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas. Within the 40 pages of the final enrolled bill, which was signed by Gov. Kelly on June 8, legislators addressed a wide range of health-related issues, including the expenditure of federal funds provided to the state for COVID-19 relief, the powers of the Governor and county officials under the Kansas Emergency Management Act, immunity for healthcare workers and liability protection for persons conducting business during the COVID-19 state of emergency, and expanded use of telemedicine.

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June 11, 2020 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Health at the Capitol Sine Die and Special Session (June 2020)

After an extended break that began back in March, legislators returned to the Capitol on May 21 for a 24-hour sine die session, that finally ended with passage of a 36-page bill covering a wide variety of COVID-19 related topics, including appropriations, the governor's powers under the Kansas Emergency Management Act, and liability protection for healthcare providers and private businesses trying to operate during a pandemic. Learn more in our latest publication.

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April 03, 2020 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Health at the Capitol Weeks 10 and 11 (April 2020)

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases continued to rise and public access to the Capitol was limited, legislators focused on passing a basic budget bill for this fiscal year and next and announced on Monday, March 16, a plan to adjourn the main session on Thursday, March 19, two weeks before the scheduled First Adjournment date of April 3. Learn more in our latest edition of Health at the Capitol, a weekly summary prepared by Kansas Health Institute staff of the highlights of the 2020 Kansas legislative session, with a specific focus on health policy related issues.

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March 18, 2020 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Health at the Capitol Week 9 (March 2020)

During Week 9, the health-related committees received informational briefings on a variety of topics, legislators continued to review and approve budgets, and a number of new bills were introduced. Learn more in our latest edition of Health at the Capitol, a weekly summary prepared by Kansas Health Institute staff of the highlights of the 2020 Kansas legislative session, with a specific focus on health policy related issues.

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