Kelli Stevens, the board's general counsel, said because Rajanna is no longer a licensed physician, the board's jurisdiction over him is limited, though he still has legal obligations to keep medical records confidential. She said the board's main concern now is the proper disposal of older records and the security of records less than 10 years old.
"It's a very odd position to be in," she said. "There's a little bit of a gap in the law."
Sen. Pete Brungardt, a Salina Republican and abortion rights supporter, was skeptical of the need for legislators to step in, but Siegfreid said they need to consider whether Kansas laws should be strengthened.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lance Kinzer, an Olathe Republican who opposes abortion, said, "On its face, it's concerning."
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com
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