Kan. Admin. Regs. § 97-4-1a - Disciplinary actions; discharge

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Complaints. Any person may make a verbal or written complaint to the superintendent alleging a violation of any statute or regulation.
(b) Investigation. Upon receipt of a complaint, the superintendent shall conduct an investigation. If the investigation reveals reasonable grounds to believe that a member has violated a statute or regulation, no warning has been given for prior offenses in the past 12 months, and the current offense did not cause property damage or bodily injury, the superintendent may advise the member of the violation and warn the member that if the conduct or activity does not cease, proceedings will be commenced to discharge the member. As an alternative, a report by the superintendent may be sent to the KCVA detailing the investigation of the complaint, identifying the regulation that was violated, and recommending discharge of the member.
(c) Notice. Upon recommendation that a member be discharged, a hearing shall be scheduled at the earliest available commission docket. The member shall be notified by the executive director of the factual allegations of the complaint, the applicable statute or regulation, and the date, time, and place of the hearing. The notice shall be mailed to the last known address of the member at least 10 days before the hearing.
(d) Proceedings. At the hearing, notice may be taken by the commission of its administrative files and records, and any other relevant evidence and arguments offered by the member, staff, employees of KCVA, or any other interested persons may be heard by the commission. The member may appear in person, through telephone, by an attorney, or any combination of these. If the member fails to attend, the decision may be made by the commission based upon its files and records and any other evidence that was presented at the hearing.
(e) Final decision. A written decision shall be filed by the commission with the executive director. The written decision shall set forth the facts and reasons for the commission's decision. A copy of the decision shall be sent by the executive director to the member at the member's last known address. The filed decision shall be considered the final agency action.
(f) Vacating premises. If the decision is adverse to the member, the member shall vacate the residence or cottage within 30 days of the date on which a copy of the commission's decision was sent to the member. The member may ask the superintendent for an additional 14 days due to unusual and extenuating circumstances. As used in this subsection, "unusual and extenuating circumstances" shall mean any condition that is caused by an unexpected event that is beyond the member's control and that is sufficiently extreme in nature to result in the inability or inadvisability to vacate the premises by the deadline specified.

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Kan. Admin. Regs. § 97-4-1a
Authorized by K.S.A. 76-1927 and 76-1955; implementing K.S.A. 76-1928, 76-1931, 76-1932, and 76-1955; effective May 1, 2009.

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