Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The record: The status of licenses issued by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts.
Why youd want it: To ensure a healthcare provider you are considering seeing is licensed. Information about disciplinary actions also is available.
Where you get it: Go to the boards website, www.ksbha.org. Use the Verifications link to search for a provider. Click on the Board Actions link to view disciplinary actions.
How much does the information cost: The information is free.