Session of 2000
By Committee on Judiciary

10             AN  ACT concerning the behavioral sciences regulatory board; relating
11             to the powers thereof; amending K.S.A. 74-7508 and repealing the
12             existing section.
14       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
15             Section  1. K.S.A. 74-7508 is hereby amended to read as follows: 74-
16       7508. In all matters pending before the behavioral sciences regulatory
17       board, the board shall have the power:
18             (a) To administer oaths and take testimony.
19             (b) To issue subpoenas, compel the attendance of witnesses and the
20       production of any papers, books, accounts, documents, and testimony,
21       and to cause the deposition of witnesses, either residing within or without
22       the state, to be taken in the manner prescribed by law for taking depo-
23       sitions in civil actions in the district courts. In case of the failure of any
24       person to comply with any subpoena issued in behalf of the board, or on
25       the refusal of any witness to testify to any matters regarding which the
26       witness may be lawfully interrogated, the district court of any county, on
27       application of a member of the board, may require compliance by pro-
28       ceedings for contempt, as in the case of failure to comply with a subpoena
29       issued from such court or a refusal to testify in such court. Each witness
30       who appears before the board by its order or subpoena, other than a state
31       officer or employee, shall receive for such attendance the fees and mile-
32       age provided for witnesses in civil cases in courts of record which shall
33       be audited and paid upon the presentation of proper vouchers sworn to
34       by such witnesses and approved by the chairperson of the board or by a
35       person or persons designated by the chairperson.
36             (c) To revoke the license or registration of any licensee or registrant
37       who voluntarily surrenders such licensee's or registrant's license or reg-
38       istration or whose license or registration expires pending investigation of
39       misconduct or while charges of misconduct against the licensee or regis-
40       trant are pending or anticipated. 
41       Sec.  2. K.S.A. 74-7508 is hereby repealed.
42        Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
43       publication in the statute book.