IMPORTANT

UPDATED KSBHA EMERGENCY ACTIONS AND GUIDANCE STATEMENTS TO FACILITATE IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO CARE DURING THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY DECLARATION PERIOD

The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts has identified ways the Board can immediately contribute to the capacity of our state’s healthcare system to respond to potential spikes in the numbers of patients seeking access to treatment related to COVID-19.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  1. A new temporary emergency license process for healthcare providers willing to provide COVID-19 related care to Kansas patients;
  2. a waiver process implementing expanded telemedicine options pursuant to Governor Laura Kelly’s March 22nd Executive Order 20-08;
  3. temporary modification to regulations relating to Physician Assistant practice;
  4. Board guidance statements relating to licensee’s practice during the emergency declaration period.
The Board will continuously assess the situation as it develops. Additional Board measures may be forthcoming, and the Board will comply with any future executive orders.

Please review this memo describing options for providers and containing temporary guidance statements. Please note that this memo contains important updates that were not contained in the Board’s March 20th memo.

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KANSAS STATE BOARD OF HEALING ARTS

The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, created in 1957, is the licensing and regulatory Board for many health care providers in Kansas. The Board is comprised of 15 members including 5 Medical Doctors (M.D.), 3 Osteopathic Doctors (D.O.), 3 Chiropractic Doctors (D.C.), 1 Podiatric Doctor (D.P.M.), and 3 public members. Professional Councils were established by statute for each of the allied health care professions licensed and regulated by this agency to advise the Board in carrying out the provisions of their practice acts.

Mission Statement: Safeguard the public through licensure, education and discipline of those who practice the healing arts in Kansas.

Agency Philosophy: The Kansas Board of Healing Arts will perform licensing and regulatory functions in accordance with all applicable statutes, rules, and regulations in an open, courteous, and efficient manner. The Board affirms that safeguarding the public is their primary responsibility. The Board and its staff will approach their responsibilities in a balanced and sensible fashion so regulation can be performed aggressively, but fairly for the benefit of every patron of the State of Kansas.

We license and regulate 16 different health care professions.

Those health care professions include:

We also approve the business name and certify the professional licenses for the formation of certain professional corporations. We do not regulate institutions such as hospitals or nursing homes, or other medical professionals such as nurses or optometrists.