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Health and Environment, Kansas Department of

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The mission of the Department of Health and Environment is to protect and promote the health of Kansans by providing community and personal health services, ensuring adequate sanitary conditions in public facilities and health facilities, and regulating and promoting environmental quality. The Division of Health administers a variety of public health services and regulatory programs, including services for children with special health care needs, the establishment of community-based procedures for responding to bioterrorism events, health promotion, family and community health services, as well as conducting inspections of child care facilities. The Division of Environment administers several state and federal environmental laws that regulate water quality, control waste management services, remediate environmental hazards, and monitor and license radioactive materials within the state.

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