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Governor Signs COVID-19 Flexibility Bill into Law

Legislative Reports (Jan. 21, 2022) – This afternoon,  Governor Laura Kelly signed into law House Bill 2477, passed by the legislature late yesterday. The bill was on a fast track up against a deadline of Jan. 21, 2022, expiration of the current flexibilities in the state's emergency disaster declaration. The legislature codified many of the provisions into state statute that will be in place until, Jan. 20, 2023.

A few changes were made from the provisions in the Executive Orders:

  • Defining that those licensed by the Board of Healing Arts under a temporary emergency license can only be allowed to practice if they are currently a licensed category by the Board of Healing Arts.
  • That any health care professional practicing from out of state is required to notify the appropriate licensing board of their practice in Kansas within seven calendar days of beginning practice.
  • Reinstates payment requirements of all necessary licensure fees.