Kansas Fights Federal Labor Rule for Home Health Workers

The state of Kansas is prepared to fight against a planned federal labor rule that would affect cost of home health care services, media report.

Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration says the new rule will hurt Kansans who receive home-based services that allow them to continue to live in their own homes as it would increase the cost of services.

The state has asked U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez for an exemption for disabled and elderly Kansans who direct their own care.


The federal agency says the rule, scheduled to take effect next year, is designed to ensure domestic service workers are protected by federal wage and overtime rules.

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Written by Cassandra Dowell