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  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    AG Derek Schmidt sues company for failing to protect nursing home patients’ personal information

    INDEPENDENCE – (December 12, 2017) –A company that had operated a nursing home in Caney violated Kansas law by failing to secure or properly dispose of patient records containing personal information, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a lawsuit filed last week.

    The attorney general filed suit against a Kansas company that had operated a nursing home in Caney. That nursing home is now closed. The filing in Montgomery County District Court alleges that Caney Guest Home, Inc., d/b/a Caney Nursing Center, and James R. Laidler, owner of the facility, were aware that patient and employee records were contained unsecured in the building that used to operate as Caney Nursing Center. The building has been unoccupied since February and has been burglarized, sometimes unsecured, and trespassed upon during that time. Despite this knowledge, the defendants failed to secure or properly dispose of the records containing personal information, the lawsuit alleges.

    District Court Judge Jeffrey Gossard last week issued a temporary order requiring the company to follow the requirements of the Kansas law governing the handling of records that contain personal information.

    The lawsuit states that as holders of personal information, defendants are subject to the requirements of the Wayne Owen Act, which is part of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. The lawsuit alleges the defendants failed to comply with those requirements by failing to implement and maintain reasonable procedures and practices to protect personal information, and by failing to take reasonable steps to destroy or arrange for the secure destruction of records containing personal information when the records no longer are to be used.

    “Personal information” includes information such as a social security number, driver’s license number, financial account number or credit or debit card number that can be misused to commit identity theft or otherwise harm the person whose information is compromised. It also includes any information, such as medical records, for which a security obligation is imposed by federal or state statute. Under Kansas law, businesses that collect the personal information of others have a duty to safeguard it.

    The court further ordered the attorney general to enter onto the premises of the nursing home and to make secure all records containing personal information until the owner assumes responsibility to secure the records to prevent further risk of disclosure. The attorney general’s office did so yesterday.

    A copy of the petition, motion and order are available at http://bit.ly/2nRJVBN.

    Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:51:32 Z

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    AG Derek Schmidt sues company for failing to protect nursing home patients’ personal information

    INDEPENDENCE – (December 12, 2017) –A company that had operated a nursing home in Caney violated Kansas law by failing to secure or properly dispose of patient records containing personal information, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a lawsuit filed last week.

    The attorney general filed suit against a Kansas company that had operated a nursing home in Caney. That nursing home is now closed. The filing in Montgomery County District Court alleges that Caney Guest Home, Inc., d/b/a Caney Nursing Center, and James R. Laidler, owner of the facility, were aware that patient and employee records were contained unsecured in the building that used to operate as Caney Nursing Center. The building has been unoccupied since February and has been burglarized, sometimes unsecured, and trespassed upon during that time. Despite this knowledge, the defendants failed to secure or properly dispose of the records containing personal information, the lawsuit alleges.

    District Court Judge Jeffrey Gossard last week issued a temporary order requiring the company to follow the requirements of the Kansas law governing the handling of records that contain personal information.

    The lawsuit states that as holders of personal information, defendants are subject to the requirements of the Wayne Owen Act, which is part of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. The lawsuit alleges the defendants failed to comply with those requirements by failing to implement and maintain reasonable procedures and practices to protect personal information, and by failing to take reasonable steps to destroy or arrange for the secure destruction of records containing personal information when the records no longer are to be used.

    “Personal information” includes information such as a social security number, driver’s license number, financial account number or credit or debit card number that can be misused to commit identity theft or otherwise harm the person whose information is compromised. It also includes any information, such as medical records, for which a security obligation is imposed by federal or state statute. Under Kansas law, businesses that collect the personal information of others have a duty to safeguard it.

    The court further ordered the attorney general to enter onto the premises of the nursing home and to make secure all records containing personal information until the owner assumes responsibility to secure the records to prevent further risk of disclosure. The attorney general’s office did so yesterday.

    A copy of the petition, motion and order are available at http://bit.ly/2nRJVBN.

    Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:51:32 Z

  • Kansas Bar Association News

    KBA LES Program Planner Position

    LEGAL EDUCATION SERVICES PROGRAM PLANNER  The Kansas Bar Association, a statewide professional organization advancing the practice of law and the administration of justice in Kansas, seeks a Program Planner to provide assistance in the administration, planning, and implementation of the association’s continuing legal education (CLE) programs. Applicants must possess strong organizational and communication skills along with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Send resume, cover letter addressing qualifications, three professional references, and salary needs to ldaugharthy@ksbar.org.

    Review begins Monday, December 18. 


     

    Kansas Bar Association, Legal Education Services Program Planner

     

    Reports to: Legal Education Services Director

    Principal Responsibility: Under direction from the Legal Education Services Director, the Legal Education Services Program Planner is responsible for the administration, planning, and implementation of the Association’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs.  This position plays a key role for the membership by:

    • coordinating efforts with Sections and various outside groups to plan and promote valuable CLE programs
    • administration of CLE programs including all logistical, financial and regulatory aspects
    • providing technical and administrative assistance to the members regarding CLE program compliance
    • serving as liaison between Legal Education Services and other areas of the KBA

    General duties:

    • Simultaneously manage multiple deadlines for 70 CLE programs throughout the calendar year.
    • Develop and promote CLE seminars offered in a variety of formats including live, webinar, on-demand and video replays.
    • Supervise preparation of course materials and handle on-site coordination of CLE programs as directed by the Legal Education Services Director.
    • Assist with planning, logistical arrangements, scheduling, marketing, and publicity of CLE programs across the state – e.g. develop and distribute marketing materials by working with the Publications Coordinator, load and update website, arrange facility and technical specifics for programs, arrange for refreshments/meals, speaker travel, affidavit processing, etc.
    • Work with the Kansas CLE Commission on accreditation of KBA CLE programs.
    • Maintain information regarding CLE programs on the KBA Web site and within the database, also provide updates on CLE seminars to the Director of Legal Education Services to include in the KBA Weekly.
    • Maintain communications with members and volunteers on CLE topics
    • Assist with planning and coordination of Annual Meeting CLE component
    • Research information and assist with the preparation of required CLE reports as directed by the Legal Education Services Director.
    • With Section leadership, plan and coordinate all assigned Section legal education programs

    Other:

    • Highly developed attention to detail as well as accurate spelling, grammar, data entry and proof reading skills.
    • Ability to self-start and maintain momentum throughout the CLE planning process
    • Ability to travel in-state and out-of-state to represent the KBA, including occasional overnight stays
    • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Legal Education Services Director
    • Provide general assistance to other staff as needed

    Required qualifications:

    1. Degree from an accredited college or university; high school graduation or GED. Five years of professional experience may be substituted for education requirement.
    2. At least one year of professional meeting/event planning experience
    3. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
    4. Excellent organizational skills – examples of organizational practices will be requested during interview
    5. Experience as front-line customer service employee

    Preferred qualifications:

    1. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs; desktop publishing software; and database software
    2. Experience with professional continuing education programming
    3. Experience working a membership association or non-profit organization

    Physical or Special Requirements (if applicable): Ability to lift and carry boxes up to 20 pounds in weight to place on dolly, pull or push loaded dolly, and work independently while prioritizing projects and meeting deadlines under pressure.

    Classification: Non-exempt

    Tue, 5 Dec 2017 00:35:05 GMT

  • Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services News

    The agendas for the Committee and Board Meetings on Thursday and Friday, November 30th and December 1st, 2017 are now available on the Board meetings page.

    Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:59:40 +0000

  • Kansas Commerce News

    Kansas Energy Conference Has Successful Year

    195 Attendees and 51 Exhibitors

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:14:57 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Commerce News Flash

    Kansas Energy Conference Has Successful Year

    195 Attendees and 51 Exhibitors

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:14:57 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment News

    Boil water advisory rescinded for the City of Overbrook, Osage Co.

    TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the public water supply located in the City of Overbrook in Osage County. The advisory affected all customers south of Santa Fe Trail Street between Maple Street and Sycamore Street. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the...

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web News Feed

    Winners Selected For 2017 Wild About Kansas Photo Contest

    Winners Selected For 2017 Wild About Kansas Photo Contest

    PRATT – Kansas Wildlife And Parks Magazine – Kansas’ premiere outdoor magazine produced by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism – will soon adorn its pages with winning entries from the 2017 Wild About Kansas Photo Contest. The winning images will be featured in the magazine’s much-anticipated annual January/February photo issue, alongside works from some of the best outdoor photographers in the business.

    Wild About Kansas photo entries were judged based on creativity, composition, subject matter, lighting, and overall sharpness. Categories included wildlife, outdoor recreation, landscapes, other species, and hunting and fishing. The 2017 winners are as follows:

     

    ADULT

    Wildlife

    1st: DARRELL SKRDLANT, NORTON

    2nd: SEAN TOMLINSON, NEWTON

    3rd: MANICKAM DHANDAPANI, MANHATTAN

    Outdoor Recreation

    1st: CAITLYN PEARCE, TOPEKA

    2nd: MARILYN FRIESEN, INMAN

    3rd: THOMAS ARNHOLD, OLATHE

    Landscapes

    1st: JEFF BULLEIGH, CLYDE

    2nd: JEFF BULLEIGH, CLYDE

    3rd: ROGER ARNOLD, BALDWIN

    Other Species

    1st: JESSE MORGAN, RUSSELL

    2nd: SHELLY BODENSTEINER, GIRARD

    3rd: JD BAUMAN, HILLSBORO

    Hunting and Fishing

    1st: MOLLY BROWNING, TOPEKA

    2nd: TESSA HERRING, PARSONS

    3rd: MOLLY BROWNING, TOPEKA

     

    YOUTH

    Wildlife

    1st: SOLOMON SHULTZ, BURLINGAME

    2nd: KALEB MASHKE, AUGUSTA

    3rd: JOSIE DENNEY, LANSING

    Outdoor Recreation

    1st: KIEREN SHULTZ, BURLINGAME

    2nd: NATHAN KNAPP, SENECA

    3rd: NATHAN KNAPP, SENECA

    Landscapes

    1st: ISAAC SHULTZ, BURLINGAME

    2nd: JAMES BARTLETT, LECOMPTON

    3rd: McKENDAN O’NEAL, OSKALOOSA

    Other Species

    1st: ISAAC SHULTZ, BURLINGAME

    2nd: McKENDAN O’NEAL, OSKALOOSA

    3rd: ALEXIS WILSON, HIGHLAND

    Hunting and Fishing

    1st: JOHN WALKER, FRANKLIN

    2nd: N/A

    3rd: N/A

     

    To subscribe to Kansas Wildlife And Parks Magazine, call (620) 672-5911 or visit ksoutdoors.com/Services/Publications/Magazine.

    Images of the winning entries and details on the 2018 contest will be made available on ksoutdoors.com after the New Year.

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    Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:40:59 +0000

  • Kansas Development Finance Authority

    TEFRA Notice - Beginning Farmer Project #'s 994 & 995

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    Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:33:30 +0000

  • Kansas Soybean Press Releases

    Kansas Soybean Expo ’18 Will Address Industry’s Hot Topics

    Lineup includes trade, renewable fuels, dicamba, stem borer November 13, 2017 – Kansas soybean farmers and their industry partners will gather Jan. 10, 2018, in Topeka for the Kansas Soybean Expo. The Kansas Soybean Association (KSA) organizes the annual event, with … Continued

    The post Kansas Soybean Expo ’18 Will Address Industry’s Hot Topics appeared first on Kansas Soybeans.

    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:19:49 +0000

  • NetWork Kansas Blog

    Expert to conduct marketing/sales workshop in Wichita for business owners this week

    Jon Schallert of the popular Longmont, Co. business development program, Destination Business BootCamp, is scheduled to present a community-based marketing/sales workshop on December 15 and to reconnect with six Wichita business owners who attended his training in October.

    Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:11:32 Z

  • NetWork Kansas News

    NetWork Kansas Kicks off 2017-2018 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series

    Wichita, KS – NetWork Kansas announces the official start of the 2017-2018 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) series with the release of the YEC Local Guidelines and the YEC Event Portal.

    Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:03:30 Z

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