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Conference Committee Reports Finalized

Kansas State House in Jan (May 1, 2024) – The following Conference Committee Reports continue to make their way through the legislative process and to Governor Laura Kelly:

CCR H Sub for SB 287, prohibiting a healthcare provider from administering any drug or diagnostic test or conducting behavioral health treatment to a minor in a school facility without parental consent; "; enacting the no patient left alone act to require hospitals, adult care homes and hospice facilities to allow in-person visitation in certain circumstances; authorizing such patient care facilities to adopt visitation policies and procedures; expanding licensure of rural emergency hospitals that meet criteria between January 2015 and December 2020; relating to emergency medical responder authorized activities; authorizing distribution of non prescription over-the-counter medications. The CCR was adopted by the House on a vote of 110-11 and the Senate on a vote of 26-10.

CCR for HB 2531 establishes the Kansas Purple alert plan, relating to public notice of missing persons 18 years of age or older who have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability and are in certain dangerous circumstances. The CCR was adopted by the House on a vote of 120-0 and the Senate on a vote of 36-0.