UPDATED: Legislature revisits limits on health powers


(Updated to correct that Melissa Campbell testified for the bill)

Republican state Sen. Mark Steffen is making another run at removing the power of the state health secretary to take steps stopping the spread of contagious diseases.

The Senate health committee on Monday took up Steffen's bill that drew opposition from Gov. Laura Kelly's administration, which warned that the legislation would put Kansans at increased risk to infectious disease outbreaks.

The state health department cautioned that the bill, as worded, only allows the agency to . . .


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