Kansas Attorney General Opinion 2017-4: County reimbursement for certain costs

Synopsis: A county responsible for costs relating to the custody of a person awaiting determination of a civil commitment proceeding pursuant to the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act may seek reimbursement for such costs and expenses from the sexually violent predator expense fund or by presenting a claim against the state pursuant to K.S.A. 2016 Supp.59-29a04(e). Such county may not seek reimbursement for medical costs from the sexually violent predator expense fund or by presenting a claim against the state. K.S.A. 2016 Supp.59-29a04(f) requires the governmental entity having custody to seek reimbursement of medical costs only from the person against whom a petition has been filed for such costs. Cited herein: K.S.A. 46-907; K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 59-29a02; 59-29a03; 59-29a04; 59-29a04a; 59-29a05.

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