This is the final installment in the series recapping the association’s efforts in 2023 to defeat or significantly mitigate proposed legislation that would have harmed the staffing industry.
Shortly after the Kansas legislature convened its 2023 legislative session, HB 2265—legislation aimed at regulating supplemental nursing services agencies—was introduced. This marks the second consecutive year that such legislation was introduced in the state.
The bill would have required supplemental nursing services agencies to register annually with the state’s department of health. It also prohibited the use of conversion fees and noncompete agreements. Finally, HB 2265 would have required supplemental nursing services agencies to file quarterly reports that would have included a detailed list of the average amount charged and paid for each individual agency worker by category.
ASA lobbyist Jason Watkins, with Watkins Public Strategies LLC, set up several meetings with state legislative committee members and with the bill’s supporters to reiterate the staffing industry’s concerns. The bill failed to advance out of committee, but several attempts were made to attach it to other bills. ASA stayed engaged throughout the process and kept the bill from advancing in any form.
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