Public Hearing April 2019

Hearing Details

When: 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Where: Room 1051 of the Landon State Office Building, 900 S.W. Jackson, Topeka, KS
Purpose: To consider the adoption of proposed changes in one existing regulation relating to payment of licensure fees.

Public Notice

This 60-day notice of the public hearing shall constitute a public comment period for the purpose of receiving written public comments on the proposed regulation.  All interested parties may submit written comments prior to the hearing to the Executive Administrator of the Kansas State Board of Nursing, 900 S.W. Jackson, St., Room 1051, Topeka KS 66612 or by email to carol.moreland@ks.gov.  All interested parties will be given a reasonable opportunity to present their views orally regarding the adoption of the proposed regulation during the public hearing.  Phone comments will be taken by calling 1-877-278-8686 (access code 342634) at the time of the hearing.  In order to provide all parties an opportunity to present their views, it may be necessary to request that each participant limit any oral presentation to five minutes. 

Accommodations

Any individual with a disability may request an accommodation in order to participate in the public hearing and may request the proposed regulation and economic impact statements 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 Carol Moreland at (785) 296-3068.  The north entrance to the Landon State Office Building is handicapped accessible.  Handicapped parking is located at the north end of the Landon State Office Building, across the street from the north entrance to the building, and on Ninth Street, just around the corner from the north entrance to the building.

A summary of the proposed regulation and the economic impact follows.  A copy of the proposed regulation and associated economic impact statement may be obtained by accessing the Kansas State Board of Nursing website at www.ksbn.kansas.gov or by contacting the Executive Administrator of the Kansas State Board of Nursing, Landon State Office Building, 900 S.W. Jackson St., Room 1051, Topeka, KS 66612 or call (785) 296-5752, prior to the date of the hearing or email to carol.moreland@ks.gov.

K.A.R.  60-4-101.  Payment of fees.

The proposed revision lists changes in the fee structure for single state licenses and added the fee structure for multi-state licenses for LPNs and RNs. The actual dollar amount will vary based on the number of LPNs and RNs who choose to obtain a multi-state license and the revenue loss from endorsement and renewal licenses of LPNs and RNs who reside in other states that are part of the Nurse Licensure Compact. It is projected by increasing the renewal fees by $30 each renewal period, this will generate $781,050 annually.  It is projected by increasing licensure by examination costs $25 this will generate $55,725 annually.   The Kansas State Board of Nursing is projecting the increases in licensure fees for single state licenses and the costs for multi-state licenses for RNs and LPNs will cover the revenue loss when Kansas joins the Nurse Licensure Compact.  There is no economic impact for other governmental entities or private business.