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    Topeka healthcare company fined for failing to protect patient and employee personal information

    TOPEKA – (January 18, 2018) – A Topeka healthcare company and its owners have been fined for failing to protect patient and employee records, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

    Pearlie Mae’s Compassion and Care LLC, and Ann Marie Kaiser and Jenell Jones, the owners of the company that provides care for disabled consumers, agreed to pay an $8,750 civil penalty for violations of the Wayne Owen Act, which is part of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. The consent judgment, which was approved last week by District Judge Franklin R. Theis in Shawnee County District Court, also requires the defendants to make changes to their business practices in accordance with state laws and to pay the attorney general’s investigation costs.

    In June 2017, during the course of assisting the Topeka Police Department in executing a search warrant, special agents of the Kansas Attorney General’s office observed patient and employee records containing personal information in Kaiser’s home, which also served as one office location for the company. The records were found in open view, unsecured and accessible to anyone in the residence, including persons who had no legitimate business reason to access the personal information in the records. A lawsuit filed by Schmidt in June alleged the defendants failed 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.

    A copy of the consent judgment is available at http://bit.ly/2mFCFFl.

     

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:29:07 Z

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    Topeka healthcare company fined for failing to protect patient and employee personal information

    TOPEKA – (January 18, 2018) – A Topeka healthcare company and its owners have been fined for failing to protect patient and employee records, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

    Pearlie Mae’s Compassion and Care LLC, and Ann Marie Kaiser and Jenell Jones, the owners of the company that provides care for disabled consumers, agreed to pay an $8,750 civil penalty for violations of the Wayne Owen Act, which is part of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. The consent judgment, which was approved last week by District Judge Franklin R. Theis in Shawnee County District Court, also requires the defendants to make changes to their business practices in accordance with state laws and to pay the attorney general’s investigation costs.

    In June 2017, during the course of assisting the Topeka Police Department in executing a search warrant, special agents of the Kansas Attorney General’s office observed patient and employee records containing personal information in Kaiser’s home, which also served as one office location for the company. The records were found in open view, unsecured and accessible to anyone in the residence, including persons who had no legitimate business reason to access the personal information in the records. A lawsuit filed by Schmidt in June alleged the defendants failed 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.

    A copy of the consent judgment is available at http://bit.ly/2mFCFFl.

     

    Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:29:07 Z

  • Kansas Bar Association News

    Chief Justice Lawton Nuss to give State of the KS Judiciary January 17

     

    Chief Justice Lawton Nuss to give State of the Kansas Judiciary January 17.

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    January 11, 2018

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    Chief Justice Lawton Nuss
    Chief Justice Lawton Nuss

     

    Chief justice to give State of Kansas Judiciary address January 17
    in House chamber

    TOPEKA—Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss will deliver his 2018 State of the Kansas Judiciary address to a joint session of the Legislature at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, in the House chamber of the Statehouse.

    Nuss will update members of the House and Senate — as well as the public — on the current state of Kansas' court system and its role providing important services to individuals and businesses in communities statewide.

    Kansans who want to listen to the address may access a live audio stream on the Kansas Legislature website at http://kslegislature.org/li/. The link to the live audio stream is through the Audio/Video heading at the top of the Kansas Legislature home page. Listeners need to select House Proceedings Audio Stream to listen to live audio.

    The written version of the 2018 State of the Kansas Judiciary address will be available after January 17 on the Kansas judicial branch website at www.kscourts.org under What's New.

    Kansas courts – including district courts in all 105 counties, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court – provide the people of Kansas a venue to resolve disputes through a legal process by interpreting and applying the law and by determining when laws are unconstitutional. Under the people's Constitution, the Kansas Supreme Court has general administrative authority over all courts in the state.


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    Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:45:33 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 Commerce announces award of Economic Development grant

    The grant has been awarded to city of Cheney.

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:25:29 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Commerce Calendar

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  • Kansas Department of Commerce News Flash

    Kansas Commerce announces award of Economic Development grant

    The grant has been awarded to city of Cheney.

    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:25:29 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment News

    Boil water advisory rescinded for the City of Plainville in Rooks Co.

    TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded the boil water advisory for the public water supply located in the City of Plainville in Rooks County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial...

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web News Feed

    Donate a Portion of Your Tax Return To Help Kansas Wildlife

    Donate a Portion of Your Tax Return To Help Kansas Wildlife

    PRATT – Nearly 99 percent of Kansas’ wildlife are designated as nongame species, or species that are not trapped, fished or hunted. While revenue from the sale of hunting and fishing licenses fund management practices that benefit all wildlife, funding aimed specifically at nongame species is needed. The Kansas Nongame Wildlife Improvement Program, also known as Chickadee Checkoff, provides individuals with the opportunity to support nongame species through tax-deductible donations. Money collected from these donations goes directly to a variety of nongame wildlife research, habitat enhancements/restorations, and educational projects.

    Consider making a contribution this tax season by marking the Chickadee Checkoff box on your state income tax form (line 36 on K40 form) and designate the amount you would like to donate. There is no minimum or incremental requirement. Donations can also be made directly to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) by addressing the donation to Chickadee Checkoff c/o KDWPT 512 SE 25th Ave, Pratt, KS 67124.

    Private donations are crucial to managing these vital species since Chickadee Checkoff proceeds are matched by federal funds. Contributions have been steadily decreasing in recent years, making it imperative that Kansans mark the Chickadee Checkoff box this year.

    For more information, visit www.ksoutdoors.com/Services/Wildlife-Diversity/Chickadee-Checkoff.

    Take an active part in managing and conserving Kansas’ diverse wildlife for future generations. Check the chickadee.

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    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:43:46 +0000

  • Kansas Development Finance Authority

    TEFRA Notice - Beginning Farmer Project #'s 1000 & 1001

    02/01/2018 9:00 am
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    Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:14:24 +0000

  • Kansas Soybean Press Releases

    Kansas Soybean Expo ’18 Includes Laughter, Learning, Laurels

    January 16, 2018 – About 225 soybean enthusiasts gathered Jan. 10 in Topeka for Kansas Soybean Expo 2018. The Kansas Soybean Association (KSA) organized the annual event, with checkoff funding from the Kansas Soybean Commission (KSC), to coincide with the Topeka … Continued

    The post Kansas Soybean Expo ’18 Includes Laughter, Learning, Laurels appeared first on Kansas Soybeans.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:47:11 +0000

  • NetWork Kansas Blog

    Reno County E-Community inspired by Tulsa incubators

    Ciara Thyfault, of NetWork Kansas, shares insights and lessons learned from a Reno County E-Community road trip that led participants to tour incubators in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:00:00 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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