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65-4216. Report of certain actions of mental health technician; persons required to report; medical care facility which fails to report subject to civil fine; definitions. (a) Subject to the provisions of subsection (c) of K.S.A. 65-4923, and amendments thereto:

(1) Every employer of a mental health technician shall report under oath to the board of nursing any information such employer has which appears to show that a mental health technician has committed an act which may be a ground for disciplinary action pursuant to K.S.A. 65-4209, and amendments thereto, or that the employer has taken disciplinary action against a mental health technician for committing any such act or has accepted the resignation of a mental health technician in lieu of taking disciplinary action therefor.

(2) Every health care provider shall report under oath to the board of nursing any information such health care provider has which appears to show that a mental health technician has committed an act which may be a ground for disciplinary action pursuant to K.S.A. 65-4209, and amendments thereto.

(3) Any person, other than those persons specified in provisions (1) and (2), may report under oath to the board of nursing any information such person has which appears to show that a mental health technician has committed an act which may be a ground for disciplinary action pursuant to K.S.A. 65-4209, and amendments thereto.

(b) Any medical care facility which fails to report within 30 days after the receipt of information required to be reported by this section shall be reported by the board of nursing to the secretary of health and environment and shall be subject, after proper notice and an opportunity to be heard, to a civil fine assessed by the secretary of health and environment in an amount not exceeding $1,000 per day for each day thereafter that the incident is not reported. All fines assessed and collected under this section shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the state general fund.

(c) As used in this section:

(1) "Medical care facility" has the meaning provided by K.S.A. 65-4921, and amendments thereto.

(2) "Health care provider" has the meaning provided by K.S.A. 65-4921, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1983, ch. 216, § 1; L. 1988, ch. 236, § 6; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 255; July 1.


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