Kansas executive orders aim to help hospitals, adult care homes

KANSAS – Governor Laura Kelly signs a State of Disaster Emergency and executive orders to help hospitals and adult care homes.

The moves will ease or suspend Kansas licensing rules for medical personnel and nursing home workers. The Governor hopes it will make it easier for them to fix staffing shortages during the latest Covid-19 surge.

According to Kelly’s Office, the 15-day disaster declaration activates the state’s disaster response and recovery portions of the Kansas Response Plan. The declaration also allows for the Governor to suspend certain statutes, orders or rules and regulations that prevent, hinder, or delay in any way necessary action in coping with the disaster.

The Executive Orders Gov. Kelly signed today are:

  • E.O. 22-01: Kelly’s Office says this will provide temporary relief from certain restrictions and requirements governing the provision of medical services.
  • E.O. 22-02: State officials say this executive order relaxes or suspends licensure, certification, and registration for persons and licensure of adult care homes.

You can find the state disaster declaration here.

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