Volume 41 - Issue 26 - June 30, 2022
State of Kansas
Department of Health and Environment
Notice of Hearing on Proposed Administrative Regulations
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Division of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health, will conduct a public hearing at 9:00 a.m. Friday, September 9, 2022, in Room 530, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 SW Jackson, Topeka, Kansas, to consider the adoption of proposed amended maternal and child health regulations K.A.R. 28-4-520 and 28-4-521, regarding the start and implementation of the Kansas Birth Defects Program.
A summary of the proposed regulations and estimated economic impact follows:
Summary of Regulations:
K.A.R. 28-4-520. Definitions. Removes behavioral disorders from the definition of abnormal condition. Removes outdated ICD-9 references and defined ICD-9 codes. Adds the defined term notifiable condition. Removes the defined term primary diagnosis.
K.A.R. 28-4-521. Reporting notifiable conditions. Changes the reporting of abnormal conditions and congenital anomalies to the reporting only of notifiable conditions. Removes reporting requirements, method of reporting, and removal of reported information. Adopts department document “Kansas Birth Defects Surveillance Reporting Manual.”
Cost to the agency: The proposed regulations will not result in increased costs to the agency.
Cost to the public and regulated community: The proposed regulations will not result in increased costs to the public and regulated community.
Costs to other governmental agencies or units: The proposed regulations will not result in increased costs to other governmental agencies or units.
A detailed economic impact is provided in the economic impact statement that is available from the designated KDHE contact staff person or at the Kansas Birth Defects Program website, as listed below.
The time period between the publication of this notice and the scheduled hearing constitutes a 60-day public comment period for the purpose of receiving written public comments on the proposed regulations. All interested parties may submit written comments prior to 5:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing to Alyson Dalrymple, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Family Health, Screening and Surveillance Section, 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 220, Topeka, KS 66612, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax to 785-559-4280. Interested parties are encouraged to participate in the public hearing by submitting written comments.
During the hearing, all interested parties will be given a reasonable opportunity to present their views orally on the proposed regulations as well as an opportunity to submit their written comments. It is requested that each individual giving oral comments also provide a written copy of the comments for the record. In order to give each individual an opportunity to present their views, it may be necessary for the hearing officer to request that each presenter limit an oral presentation to an appropriate time frame.
Complete copies of the proposed regulations and the corresponding economic impact statement may be obtained from the Kansas Birth Defects Program website at https://www.kdhe.ks.gov/678/Birth-Defects-Program, or by contacting Alyson Dalrymple at email@example.com, 785-296-6134, or fax 785-559-4280. Questions pertaining to the proposed regulations should be directed to Alyson Dalrymple at the contact information above.
Any individual with a disability may request accommodation in order to participate in the public hearing and may request the proposed regulations and the economic impact statement in an accessible format. Requests for accommodation to participate in the hearing should be made at least five working days in advance of the hearing by contacting Alyson Dalrymple.
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