Kansas Governor Proposes Agency Reorganization to Aid Kansans

Kansas Governor Proposes Agency Reorganization to Aid Kansans

(STL.News) Governor Laura Kelly today announced her intent to once again submit an executive reorganization order (ERO) to the Kansas Legislature creating the Kansas Department of Human Services (KDHS).  The new agency will include the current programs at the Department for Children and Families (DCF) and the Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS).

“Creating the Department of Human Services ensures Kansas families and individuals have easier access to critical services and improves engagement between our service centers, clients, and local stakeholders by creating a single point of entry for those accessing a variety of needs,” Governor Kelly said.  “Through this ERO, my administration reaffirms our commitment to ensuring vulnerable Kansans have someone advocating for them in Topeka.”

Programs in the new agency will include:
1. Adult protective services
2. Adult behavioral health
3. Long-term services and supports
4. Economic supports
5. Employment supports
6. Children’s mental health supports
7. Child protective services
8. Foster care
9. Prevention
10. Licensing, credentialing, survey and certification
11. Larned State Hospital
12. Parsons State Hospital
13. Osawatomie State Hospital
14. Kansas Neurological Institute

Current Secretary of DCF and KDADS, Laura Howard, will lead the new KDHS.

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