The Office of the General Counsel provides a wide range of legal services and advice to the Secretary and agency employees related to the mission and programs administered by the agency.
Attorneys in the office provide legal advice to agency administrators, draft administrative regulations, prepare and review testimony and on occasion provide testimony before legislative committees, defend administrative actions before the Office of Administrative Hearings and defend agency actions on judicial review.
Attorneys provide training on legal issues relevant to the work done by the agency and its employees including such things as employment law, HIPPA, and KOSE agreements.
Attorneys review contracts, grants and other legal documents and defend the state, the agency and agency employees in administrative hearings and in state and federal courts.
Fraud Investigations Unit
Foster Care Licensing and Background Checks Division