Kansas House rejects ban on admissions to hospital for developmentally disabled

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas House has voted against a one-year ban on new admissions to the state hospital for the developmentally disabled.

The vote occurred Friday as the House debated a $14.1 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The House Appropriations Committee had included a provision banning new admissions to the Kansas Neurological Institute in Topeka.

The House stripped the proposal from the budget on a voice vote.

Topeka-area lawmakers led the effort to reject the ban. They said KNI deals with the most medically fragile developmentally disabled Kansans. Backers of the ban said it would free up money for in-home services for the developmentally disabled.

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Jean Robart 6 years, 2 months ago

It is outrageous that this ever was even considered. Kudos to the house for rejecting the measure.

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