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Kansas boards protest efficiency plan

After a $2.6 million study advised drawing Kansas' 141 health licensing boards under 3 'umbrella' boards, representatives of said boards are arguing against consolidation. Mary Blubaugh, executive administrator of the Kansas Board of Nursing, said that consolidation would be difficult due to the varying rules and processes of each different board. Kevin Robertson, former president of the Kansas Dental Association, stated that, because the professional licensing boards are generally funded through their licensing fees, not the state general fund, that the . . .

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