Terms Used In Kansas Statutes 75-7313

  • Guardian: means an individual or a nonprofit corporation certified in accordance with K. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.

(a) No person shall willfully interfere with any lawful action or activity of an ombudsman or a volunteer ombudsman, including the request for immediate entry into a facility.

(b) No person shall take any discriminatory, disciplinary or retaliatory action against any officer or employee of a facility or against any resident or any guardian or family member thereof for any communication by any such individual with an ombudsman or a volunteer ombudsman or for any information given or disclosed by such individual in good faith to aid the office in carrying out its duties and responsibilities.

(c) Any person that violates the provisions of subsection (a) or the provisions of subsection (b) shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.