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73-1226. Same; survey, conduct and participation offers; establishment and maintenance of registry of persons affected; immunity for persons providing information. (a) The director shall request that the department of health and environment contact families of any children born after August 1, 1991, who are on any state birth defect list maintained by the department, to inform the families of the availability of the survey and the registry if either parent served in the Persian Gulf War. If the family voluntarily participates in the survey, the veteran's child's name shall be listed in the state Persian Gulf War registry.

(b) The director shall determine the appropriate health programs and the confidential mechanisms that shall be utilized to ask participants in such programs whether they are Persian Gulf War veterans, and if so, offer the veterans voluntary participation in the survey under K.S.A. 73-1224, and amendments thereto.

(c) The director shall establish and maintain a state Persian Gulf War registry containing the names of veterans, their spouses, family members and other persons in Kansas who have been affected by Gulf War syndrome.

(d) The director shall inform veterans of any state and federal programs available to meet the veterans' needs.

(e) Any person who in good faith provides information to the director under the provisions of this section shall be immune from civil or criminal liability therefor.

History: L. 1997, ch. 39, § 6; L. 2014, ch. 83, § 18; July 1.

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