SB 66--
By Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT concerning probate; relating to conservators; payment of de- mands; medical assistance; amending K.S.A. 59-3026 and repealing the existing section. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: Section 1. K.S.A. 59-3026 is hereby amended to read as follows: 59- 3026. (a) Any person having a demand, other than tort, against the estate of a conservatee, or against such person's conservator as such, may present it such demand to the district court for determination, and upon proof thereof procure an order for its allowance and payment. (b) Upon the death of a conservatee, the conservator upon order of the district court may pay appropriate funeral expenses and, the expenses of the conservatee's last illness and any claim for medical assistance paid under subsection (e) of K.S.A. 39-709 and amendments thereto, in such amounts as are reasonably necessary, with due regard to the rights of a surviving spouse, if any, and creditors. If there remain any assets remain in the estate of the deceased conservatee after any such payments, they such assets shall be held by the conservator until the court directs the disposition thereof, and. The conservator shall not be discharged until such funds are transferred as directed according to law by the court. If the funeral and last illness expenses and medical expenses related to claims for medical assistance paid under subsection (e) of K.S.A. 39-709 and amendments thereto and expenses of closing and final accounting will deplete the estate, the conservator shall so show such depletion on the hearing for final accounting and. If the court finds the final account is correct, it the court may discharge the conservator and such conservator's sureties. Sec. 2. K.S.A. 59-3026 is hereby repealed. Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book.