Session of 1998
By Committee on Federal and State Affairs
            9             AN ACT concerning the state health care benefits program; covered serv-
10             ices; amending K.S.A. 75-6501 and repealing the existing section.
12       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
13           Section 1. K.S.A. 75-6501 is hereby amended to read as follows:
14       75-6501. (a) Within the limits of appropriations made or available therefor
15       and subject to the provisions of appropriation acts relating thereto, the
16       Kansas state employees health care commission shall develop and provide
17       for the implementation and administration of a state health care benefits
18       program.
19           (b) The state health care benefits program may provide benefits for
20       persons qualified to participate in the program for hospitalization, medical
21       services, surgical services, nonmedical remedial care and treatment ren-
22       dered in accordance with a religious method of healing and other health
23       services. The program may include such provisions as are established by
24       the Kansas state employees health care commission, including but not
25       limited to qualifications for benefits, services covered, schedules and
26       graduation of benefits, conversion privileges, deductible amounts, limi-
27       tations on eligibility for benefits by reason of termination of employment
28       or other change of status, leaves of absence, military service or other
29       interruptions in service and other reasonable provisions as may be estab-
30       lished by the commission. Covered services under the state health care
31       benefits program shall not include services for the performance or in-
32       ducement of an abortion as such term is defined under K.S.A. 65-6701
33       and amendments thereto.
34           (c) The Kansas state employees health care commission shall desig-
35       nate by rules and regulations those persons who are qualified to partici-
36       pate in the state health care benefits program, including active and retired
37       public officers and employees and their dependents as defined by rules
38       and regulations of the commission. In designating persons qualified to
39       participate in the state health care benefits program, the commission may
40       establish such conditions, restrictions, limitations and exclusions as the
41       commission deems reasonable. Each person who was formerly elected or
42       appointed and qualified to an elective state office and who was covered
43       immediately preceding the date such person ceased to hold such office

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  1       by the provisions of group health insurance or a health maintenance or-
  2       ganization plan under the law in effect prior to August 1, 1984, or the
  3       state health care benefits program in effect after that date, shall continue
  4       to be qualified to participate in the state health care benefits program
  5       and shall pay the cost of participation in the program as established and
  6       in accordance with the procedures prescribed by the commission if such
  7       person chooses to participate therein.
  8           (d) The state health care benefits program established under this act
  9       shall be effective on and after August 1, 1984.
10           Sec. 2. K.S.A. 75-6501 is hereby repealed.
11           Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
12       publication in the statute book.