Attorney General’s Opinions

The Attorney General's Office researches and prepares legal opinions in response to requests from elected officials or government agencies seeking interpretation and advice on state laws.

Opinions issued from 2011-2016 are available on this website. Use the search function below or click the links to browse by year. For opinions issued prior to 2011, please visit the opinions database hosted by Washburn Law School.

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    Please note: Many factors, including subsequent legislation and court decisions, can affect the validity of past opinions. In most cases, determining the accuracy of past opinions requires a complete re-examination of the questions addressed in the opinion. It is impossible to maintain a constant review of the validity of past opinions. Our opinions are written to explain the legal issues and the law at the time the opinion is written.

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    The Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing selects and employs the executive director and sets the duties and responsibilities of the executive director. The Commission is required to ma...
    February 10, 2020PDF178.07 KB
    A physician licensed by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts to practice medicine and surgery may delegate acts which would constitute the practice of healing arts to a person licensed by the Kansa...
    February 04, 2020PDF185.33 KB
    If a county imposes a countywide retailers’ sales tax to finance designated health care services, and a city within the county has not previously exercised its authority to impose a city retailers’ s...
    January 10, 2020PDF141.88 KB

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    For opinions issued prior to 2011, please visit the opinions database hosted by the Washburn University School of Law.