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  • 15 Apr 2015 10:37 AM | Bill Tofflemire (Administrator)

    Breathe Oxygen & Medical Supply announces the acquisition of Advanced Homecare, LLC. More information is available at:  https://madmimi.com/p/9f4d16  

  • 13 Apr 2015 11:39 AM | Bill Tofflemire (Administrator)

    The Kansas Board of Adult Care Home Administrators will meet next on Friday, June 12 at the Rasmussen College campus (620 SW Governor View, Topeka, KS 66606).  The agenda and further details will be released by BACHA closer to the meeting.

  • 06 Mar 2015 3:56 PM | Bill Tofflemire (Administrator)

    The Board of Adult Care Home Administrators (BACHA) will meet at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015 at the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Learning Center, 2500 SW East Circle Drive South in Topeka.  The Complaint Investigatory Committee (CIC) will not meet this month.

  • 22 Jan 2015 4:06 PM | Teresa Keating (Administrator)
    January 22, 2015



    The Office of the State Fire Marshal is preparing to update our adopted codes and standards and we would like to offer you the opportunity to provide comments or other input. In the upcoming months we will begin preparing the regulations to adopt and a formal public hearing and comment period will be scheduled. At this time, we wanted to solicit any input and give everyone the opportunity to become involved in the process as early as possible.


    We are currently operating under the 2006 International Building Code (IBC), 2006 International Fire Code (IFC), 2006 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, and various other NFPA documents. Older versions of which are all currently adopted in K.A.R. 22-1-3.


    Our office is planning to adopt the following codes and standards.


    The 2012 edition of the International Building Code (IBC)
    The 2012 edition of the International Fire Code (IFC)
    The 2013 edition of NFPA 10 (Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers)
    The 2013 edition of NFPA 13 (Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems)
    The 2013 edition of NFPA 13D (Standard of the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in
    One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes)
    The 2013 edition of NFPA 13R (Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in
    Low-Rise Residential Occupancies)
    The 2013 edition of NFPA 14 (Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose
    Systems)
    The 2013 edition of NFPA 17 (Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems)
    The 2013 edition of NFPA 17A (Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems)
    The 2014 edition of NFPA 25 (Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of
    Water-Based Fire Protection Systems)
    The 2012 edition of NFPA 30 (Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code)
    The 2012 edition of NFPA 30A (Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair
    Garages)
    The 2013 edition of NFPA 52 (Vehicular Gaseous Fuel Systems Code)
    The 2014 edition of NFPA 70 (National Electric Code)
    The 2013 edition of NFPA 72 (National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code)
    The 2014 edition of NFPA 96 (Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of
    Commercial Cooking Equipment)
    The 2012 edition of NFPA 101 (Life Safety Code)
    The 2013 edition of NFPA 101A (Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety)
    The 2011 edition of NFPA 102 (Standard for Grandstands, Folding and Telescopic
    Seating, Tents, and Membrane Structures)
    The 2013 edition of NFPA 110 (Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems)
    The 2012 edition of NFPA 170 (Standard for Fire Safety and Emergency Symbols)
    The 2012 edition of NFPA 385 (Standard for Tank Vehicles for Flammable and
    Combustible Liquids)


    Questions and concerns should be sent to: Mende Barnett, mende.barnett@ksfm.ks.gov


  • 21 Nov 2014 10:22 AM | Teresa Keating (Administrator)

    AIT Pre-Test Seminar

    April 16 & 17, 2015


    April's course will be located at:

     Salina Presbyterian Manor

     2601 E. Crawford

     Salina, KS 67401


    For only $200 (if your not enrolled in our program) you will receive help with passing the State and NAB test. This is a two-day course given four times a year. Don’t miss this opportunity!


    KACE is offering this wonderful opportunity to attend our Administrator-In-Training (AIT) Pre-Test Seminar. Dawn Veh and Kim Halbert, AIT Program Coordinators, facilitate this wonderful Examination Preparation Seminar. This program is a two-day course that will help the AIT prepare for the State and the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrators Boards (NAB) Examinations. The goal of KACE’s preparation course is to help the AIT successfully pass the national and state exams and to help the AIT be the best Administrator possible!


    This course is given quarterly and alternates between Topeka and Salina for convenience. Also, the course will give the AIT the opportunity to network with other AITs from around the state. The first day of the course runs 10:00 to 6:00 and the second day is 9:00 to 12:00. Lunch is provided on the first day and included in your $200 fee.


    If you're one of our AIT's please bring your books with you. If you're enrolled in another program please contact KACE for a listing of the books needed for this course. 


    We hope you will consider attending KACE’s Pre-Test Seminar. To register, contact Teresa with KACE at 785/273-4393 or kace@kaceks.org.



  • 22 Oct 2014 11:23 AM | Teresa Keating (Administrator)

    Pratt Rehabilitation and Residence Center has been given a 5 star rating by CMS as October 1st 2014.   Administrator Richard Bell LNHA,MBA, says he is proud of his team of caring professionals and what they have been able to accomplish together.  Surveyors stated that they were impressed at how much the residents reciprocated that caring in concession with staff.   Pratt Rehabilitation and Residence Center is a part of the Pratt Regional Medical Center system in South Central Kansas.


    Congratulations Pratt Rehabilitation for all your hard work!

  • 15 Oct 2014 3:23 PM | Teresa Keating (Administrator)

    KDADS Regional Roundtables are scheduled for November 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7. KACE will be hosting the November 4 meeting at Larksfield Place in Wichita from 1:30 to 3:30. If your interested in attending the November 4 course call Teresa at 785/273-4393 or email KACE at kace@kaceks.org. Please contact LeadingAge or KHCA if you would like to attend one of the other sessions. Please see the attached flyer: Invitation for regional roundtables FINAL.pdf

  • 17 Jun 2014 2:24 PM | Teresa Keating (Administrator)

    Mende Barnett, with the Kansas State Fire Marshal office, was kind enough to send to us the CMS Proposed Rule: CMS Proposed Rule.pdf

  • 17 Jun 2014 2:14 PM | Teresa Keating (Administrator)

    Linda Farrar was kind enough to share some data from CMS. Please see the attached for the most recent information sent from CMS.  The CMS data attached has facility-specific numbers and for Kansas that data is located on Table 18. It is best viewed from a PC rather than a smaller screen. AP_QMs_20140401 (2) (1).xlsx and AP_package_20140403 (2) (2).pdf

  • 30 Jan 2014 11:39 AM | Teresa Keating (Administrator)
    KACE has received the following information from Sunflower State Health through the Kansas Department on Aging & Disability Services. They are in the process of reprocessing over & under paid claims.
    Please review the bulletin that you will find at this link:

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