Kan. Admin. Regs. § 97-1-3a - Eligibility
Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021
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97-1-3a. Eligibility. (a) General. Eligibility for admission shall be based upon K.S.A. 76-1908 and K.S.A. 76-1954, and amendments thereto.
(b) Mental illness, legal incompetence, alcohol abuse, and drug abuse.
(1) Mental illness. No person who has been diagnosed by a licensed medical authority as being mentally ill shall be admitted to the KSH or KVH unless the illness is managed by medication prescribed by a licensed medical authority and that medical authority certifies both of the following:
(A) With the prescribed medication, the individual will not be a threat to that person, any other person, or the property of others.
(B) The individual can be cared for and medicated by KSH or KVH staff with medication that is reasonably available through the KSH or KVH.
(2) Legal incompetence. No person who meets any of the following conditions and has not been restored to competency by the court pursuant to the applicable act shall be admitted unless the person's guardian or conservator, or both, or curator is available to make the legal, financial, and medical decisions on behalf of the person:
(A) Has been adjudged in need of a guardian or conservator, or both, by a court in this state pursuant to the act for obtaining a guardian or a conservator, or both, K.S.A. 59-3050 et seq. and amendments thereto;
(B) has been adjudged in need of a curator pursuant to the curators for veterans act, K.S.A. 73-501 et seq. and amendments thereto; or
(C) has been adjudged by a court of competent jurisdiction in another state or the District of Columbia pursuant to an act similar to either of the acts specified in paragraphs (b)(2)(A) and (B).
(3) "Abuse" shall mean a person's lack of self-control in the use or ingestion of alcohol or drugs or a person's use or ingestion of alcohol or drugs to the extent that the person's health is substantially impaired or endangered or the person's social or economic functioning is substantially disrupted.
(4) Alcohol abuse. No person who is abusing alcohol and not participating in a program conducted, managed, or operated by an alcohol treatment facility licensed under the alcoholism and intoxication treatment act, K.S.A. 65-4001 et seq. and amendments thereto, shall be admitted to the KSH or KVH. A member who abuses alcohol may be furloughed and may be considered for discharge by the commission.
(5) Drug abuse. No person who is abusing drugs and not participating in a program conducted, managed, or operated by a drug treatment facility licensed under the drug abuse treatment facilities act, K.S.A. 65-4601 et seq. and amendments thereto, shall be admitted to the KSH or KVH unless the abuse is the result of the use of a legally prescribed medication. A member who abuses drugs, prescription or illegal, may be furloughed and may be considered for discharge by the commission.
(6) Removal from the KSH or KVH. Any member who becomes mentally ill or legally incompetent or who becomes addicted to or abuses alcohol or drugs as specified in this regulation may be subject to furlough or discharge.
(c) Children. Only minor children shall be eligible for admission to the KSH and the KVH. No minor child shall be eligible for admission unless accompanied by a member parent or member guardian. No child who is 16 years of age or older shall be admitted to or reside in the KSH or KVH unless the child is incapable of self-support and the superintendent makes such a declaration. Determination of eligibility of dependent children shall be in accordance with federal laws and USDVA regulations applicable to state veterans' homes.
(d) Dependents. No person shall be admitted as the spouse of the applicant unless the marriage is valid under the laws of the state of Kansas. (Authorized by K.S.A. 76-1927 and 76-1955; implementing K.S.A. 76-1904, 76-1908, 76-1928, 76-1931, 76-1951, 76-1954, and 76-1955; effective May 1, 2009.)