For Immediate Release
June 30, 2011

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

KDHE posts update on Senate Bill 36 clinic licensure process

Topeka—(June 30, 2011) As of today, KDHE has received three applications from facilities requesting a license to perform abortions pursuant to House Substitute for Senate Bill 36, which takes effect tomorrow.

KDHE has reviewed the applications from all three facilities. One facility was notified this afternoon that it will receive a license, effective July 1.

We are issuing no additional information about this facility or the applicants (including identity) pending litigation.

KDHE presented the licensing regulations to the State Rules and Regulations Board on the morning of June 30.

The temporary regulations were approved by the Board and, as of July 1, will be in effect for the next 120 days.

Today permanent regulations were published in the Kansas Register  beginning the public comment period leading to a hearing, which is scheduled for Sept. 7.